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November 2, 2013

By Ken Wagner

Mike Spencer, Nic Faas and Dave Darland got all the atta boys this weekend as the 2013 edition of the Oval Nationals added a night with 360’s to the deal. Both Nic Faas and Dave Darland started on the front row of the Friday and Saturday mains, and neither looked back until the checkers flew. Faas had Chase Stockin following along for 30 laps, but each straightaway Nic would pull out to a larger lead heading forward, as he was uncatchable on this night. Saturday Dave Darland took off from the front row and played in traffic until it was over, with but a last gasp shot by runner-up Bryan Clauson at the flag for some added entertainment. These two had battled for their championship until last week at Canyon where Darland had too many bad breaks to overcome to beat the new champion. So coming in, both CRA and National Champions had already been decided.

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Opening night saw thirty five 360 sprint cars on the track putting on a great show for the small crowd who fought the LA traffic to get there. For most, the view on the track was as if it were a 410 show, because you can’t see the difference without a stop watch. Bryan Clauson chased down leader Mike Spencer and passed him for the lead. On the last lap Spencer took a shot at the leader coming around 3 and 4 and returned the favor for the win. Bryan then got locked into the cushion, then the wall, and then stopped. Matt Mitchell started 12th and finished 2nd with some high flying rim riding and could have used another lap to see if he could have pulled it off for a win. Brody Roa started in the back row and ended up 4th for the hard charger award of the night. It was a very worthy show to see and perhaps next year the travelers will come early.

The end of the year Oval Nationals event came and went without a storm or any fireworks we always expect from this classic yearly Indiana/California battle. Good sunny weather for three days was nice, windy conditions during the day and evening was not, but that didn’t have much to do with the racing I don’t think, as the track surface wasn’t ideal like normal for some windy reason. Being the most prestigious traditional race on the west coast each year, a lot of work goes into getting the track ready because of its importance, and this year was no exception. The PAS crew, Don and Rick particularly, were never off the blade or the tractor all weekend. It was unfortunate the best surface was for Thursday nights 360 event, but that’s what happens when the wind blows in the desert, you take what you get from Mother Nature.

The Ovals have become a tradition like none other in the west with the top traditional drivers from all over coming to play in our back yard. The visitors from the Midwest bring more experience on their resume as they race about 3 times as much as the local CRA boys, no cheese please for my wine as it’s a fact, yet it’s always anybody’s race. Normally the tacky track awaits all the competitors, but it wasn’t to be this year. Both nights the features were won from the front row, and that doesn’t bode well for the fans, except those whose favorite wins. As I have said many times, racing is when people pass each other, not play follow the leader like we saw this week. It was very dusty on Friday night, but not so on Saturday. Last year’s race was exciting to the finish, this year, hardly, but at least it wasn’t a crashfest and gave us a reasonable finishing time with much to remember.

Friday was too slick for my blood, and follow the leader was the routine for the night, unless you had big ones and took some chances. Saturday had more movement, but other than Bryan Clauson and hard charger Austin Williams, most played in the divot they created. You go to the races to see what will happen next, but this weekend gave us little to remember except the winners. There were 53 cars starting this event and they gave it their all in their quest for the black eagle trophy that was at the end of the rainbow.

There were 12 National drivers that came out this year with Jon Stanbrough driving the local Ford Motorsports # 73 car. There were 6 Arizona entries and the rest California cars, so we had a great car count. The National boys shined like normal taking most of the top 10 spots so there is room for improvement with the local boys.

David Cardey played this weekend out as his last time in a sprint car. No more Dirty Danita and her man on the track anymore. David has plans for some other type of racing, but no more dirt. His first win and all but one of them was at Perris. That “other” one was at Petaluma in June of 2009. Of his 9 CRA victories, the most notable were in his best year in 2010. He won the Salute to Indy and the Firecracker 30 that season as he won 4 times. He and his dad raced their own car until last year when they united with the Moose team of Tom and Laurie Sertich. Along the way he won several non-sanctioned races at Victorville including Don Blair’s last car owner victory. He won the URA opener this season at Victorville and one more URA run at the Orange Show Stadium before that association shut down. David was always one of the cars to beat when he raced, but his last gasp ending wasn’t one of the best memories he will carry with him.

David qualified 10th on the opening night and was 5th in his heat and 4th in the semi before a nasty crash in the feature killed that car. In the small motored back-up car on Saturday he didn’t get a qualifying lap in so started last in the semi and got the last transfer spot. He finished 21st in the main and walked off a happy and satisfied retired driver. He will concentrate on his son’s new driving career scheduled to get started probably next year, but for now, so long David, thanks for the memories and you will be missed!

David Bezio opened some eyes with his daring driving on Saturday after just missing the main on Friday. He got overanxious and crashed in his heat, but gave it a shot. He is very intense and will begin planning on next year right away. Ronnie Gardner didn’t have his best weekend after a sensational midget driving year, but he hasn’t driven a 410 but a few times this season. He was 8th in qualifying on Friday and made the mains both nights thru the semi’s. Verne Sweeney returned to the cockpit of his familiar red # 98 car. He was 3rd in his heat on Friday and made the main to run 21st. Saturday he missed the main by 2 spots, but had fun with a lot of hard work along the way.

Ryan Bernal has recently been driving the # 56 Phulps car that Tony Hunt drove after leaving the Ford Motorsports # 73 team late in the season. On Thursday he put the car on the podium with a 3rd place finish in the 360 Ovals. Friday he qualified 9th, ran 4th in his heat to qualify for the main, but didn’t come out to race due to a motor problem and they parked the car for Saturday. He then jumped in the Ford Motorsports back-up car and qualified 21st, ran 4th in his heat and missed the transfer from the semi by one spot! He told me he hasn’t firmed up his ride for next year, but is talking. This talented young man needs a good ride and I hope it’s with CRA, but for his future, it probably will be in Indiana next year.

The Williams report this week has some good and some not so good. On Friday Rip and Austin ended up wanting to share the same spot on the track in the feature and were done while Cody ran 15th. Saturday, down one car, Cody was 22nd while Austin was the hard charger with 11th place finish coming from 26th. Austin received $300 from Tony Jones and $1000 and a bottle of Crown Royal from the Wagtimes/Lafond Hard Charger Award. Tony also handed out some cash to the push truck drivers.

Matt Mitchell ran second on Thursday night coming from the 7th row to get the runner-up spot and looking for more when the checkered flag flew. Friday he was 13th in qualifying, ran third in his heat and 8th in the feature. Saturday he was 17th in qualifying, ran 5th in his heat, 2nd in the semi and 17th in the main for an OK weekend. He is still getting used to his new car, but showed some fast laps along the way.

The silver bullets had some highs and some lows with the best being Nic Faas winning Friday night’s race from the pole running fast! The worst being Nic running 4th behind Mike Spencer most of the main until the last lap where he tried to push his luck for a pass and spun to a stop killing the motor. This put him in 16th at the end and allowed Spencer to leapfrog over him into 2nd place in points by 8, thus killing history which could have been the first time one team was first and second in points with CRA. Teammate Damion Gardner rolled double 7’s with 7th on Friday and 7th on Saturday after winning his heat. Big congratulations to Damion and the Alexander crew for their 2013 CRA Championship. It was Damion's 3rd and the Alexanders 2nd.

Mike Spencer had a great race on Thursday as he battled with Bryan Clauson for the win. He took the early lead and was passed by Bryan late in the race, but recovered to make the winning pass on the last lap. He drove the Priestley # 7 yellow car to the win and got a black eagle trophy for his efforts. Friday he was 2nd quick, 2nd in his heat and 5th in the main. He stepped it up a little on Saturday as he won the super dash and started on the pole. In the end he was on the podium in third and finished 2nd in points for the season.

Nick Drake, son of Jay Drake, is now racing on the USAC circuit with his step dad Troy Cline. He ran the whole circuit from their home in North Carolina and finished 15th in points as a rookie. He made the feature both nights and did well, rolling it on the trailer after changing the motor after Friday’s race.

The invaders had some good results besides Darland’s win. Chase Stockin had a 2nd and 4th, Brian Clauson the opposite with a 4th and 2nd, but he is the 2013 USAC National Champion. Brad Bacon ran 3rd and 5th. Tracy Hines had fast time on Saturday and ran 9th both nights. Jon Stanbrough was 13th and 8th on the weekend in the “strange” car. Kevin Thomas Jr was 11th and 6th as he looked stronger than his finishes.

I am not going to tell you it was the greatest racing, because it was not, but it was sprint car racing and I enjoyed it. I can’t speak about Saturday but the main as I was busy until then, yet it sounded good. The downside is little passing and it was just the way it was. With so many cars, it seems that the “other” classes could be run on Thursday with all sprint cars on Friday and Saturday. Just a thought as we ran over both nights and running the California Lightning last kept fans out of the pits longer and some probably went home.

Our favorite Okie Tobey Sampson made a big splash on the event as he won the “old timers” heat and ran 3rd in their main. He was so excited in victory circle that he said 3rd was as good as a win! Get excited why don’t ya! Tobey is known for his chassis repair and build work and can use some good times. Rick Hendrix won the season championship for the Seniors. Both the Seniors and California Lightning shows were fun to watch with Kevin Michnowicz winning Friday nights 20 lapper.

The now annual Wagtimes/Lafond Hard Charger Award was a success in my mind. Ant time you hand racers money, it is a winner! We collected a total $1600 to pass out. My apology to the Wagtimers as I didn’t get out there in time to have Chris Holt present the Lafond Jar of Change with $1000 in it to Austin Williams for his 26th to 11th run in the main event; the Wagtimers would have liked to have seen that in front of them. Austin also got the specially labeled bottle of Crown Royal; making it two years in a row he has received one of those libation awards. In addition we gave $500 to Richard Vander Weerd for his problems on Friday night. The Shiney Tire Award went to the Moose crew of David Cardey along with $100 for their hard work. Thank you to all who contributed, and those who bought Wagtimes T’s as it went into the pot as well, and to the Wagtimers who support this award each year. Thanks to you all. Now I’ll think about next year’s award and if we do it again.

The campground adventures were fun again this year. Carl Lattner and his daughter Teresa fed me twice. Carl’s pancakes are really great and light and fluffy. It was a good breakfast! He sez “don’t stir the batter too much” is his secret. Teresa sent me a Mexican dinner while I was working the Wagtimes booth and that was good, too. Visiting with all the motorhomer’s is always fun as I pass thru there with memories of my own from staying out there. I wonder why I don’t do it anymore??? Perhaps because I no longer own a motorhome? I could rent one like in the good old days with the Kittle Krew, aww man, the memories there! Gone but not forgotten! Staying in the hotel is milky toast like, but it’s the way it is. The campground wasn’t as jam packed as I remember, and I didn’t do any after-hours visiting like in the past, so I probably missed some drinkin’ and pole dancing?

How many ready the Wagsworld report of the fair race and believed it??? I thought it was funny!

Another year has gone by fast with a lot of memories and a lot to be thankful for. Good and bad, it’s time to think about next year and the commitment we all have to make so our sport can continue on. Think about that over the winter and come up with a plan to help, to get involved, to support the racing and to see the best damn racing in the world…Traditional Sprint Car Racing, it’s the best, you can’t beat it!!!!

USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 2, 2013 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All-Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: (Minus top-6 Friday points – no points) 1. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.483; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/Tri-Star-16.623; 3. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.708; 4. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.753; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-16.761; 6. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.763; 7. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.806; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-16.832; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.861; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-16.865; 11. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.868; 12. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-16.882; 13. John Aden, 7a, Aden-16.919; 14. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.924; 15. Damion Gardner, 4a, Alexander-16.936; 16. Jake Swanson, 14, Springstead-16.960; 17. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.962; 18. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.969; 19. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.999; 20. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.025; 21. Ryan Bernal, 73x, Ford-17.038; 22. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-17.092; 23. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.103; 24. Cody Swanson, 14J, Springstead-17.118; 25. D.J.Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.160; 26. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-17.179; 27. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.201; 28. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney-17.206; 29. Charles Davis Jr., 4G, Cook-17.209; 30. Bruce St. James, 7k, St. James-17.238; 31. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.264; 32. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.277; 33. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.298; 34. Wes McIntyre, 21B, Duinkerken-17.324; 35. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.354; 36. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.357; 37. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.369; 38. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-17.397; 39. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.401; 40. Austin Stone, 29x, Stone-17.412; 41. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.461; 42. Johnathon Henry, 39, Cal-Sun-17.681; 43. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.800; 44. Chris Gansen, 4c, Gansen-17.968; 45. David Cardey, 92, Sertich-NT.

FIRST QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Ballou, 3. Hines, 4. Bernal, 5. Mitchell, 6. Johnson, 7. Davis. 2:51.88

SECOND QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. Stanbrough, 2. R.J. Johnson, 3. Thomas, 4. Windom, 5. Kruseman, 6. Kaeding, 7. Alexander, 8. St. James. 2:51.67

THIRD QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Grant, 3. Leary, 4. A.Williams, 5. C.Williams, 6. R.Gardner, 7. Bluntach, 8. Blinn. 2:46.58

FOURTH QUALIFYING HEAT: (10 laps-no points) 1. J.Swanson, 2. Roa, 3. Drake, 4. Bender, 5. C.Swanson, 6. Bezio, 7. Faria, 8. Courtney. NT

“SUPER-6 DASH”: (6 laps-no points) 1. Mike Spencer (#50 Chaffin), 2. Dave Darland (#71p Phillips), 3. Bryan Clauson (#20 Stewart/Curb-Agajanian), 4. Nic Faas (#4x Alexander), 5. Brady Bacon (#69 Dynamics). NOTE: Chase Stockon (#32 32 TBI) did not start.

B MAIN #1: (12 laps-no points) 1. Hines, 2. Mitchell, 3. Kaeding, 4. R.Gardner, 5. Cardey, 6. Bernal, 7. Niemela, 8. Drake, 9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Perkins, 11. Alexander, 12. T.Williams, 13. Blinn, 14. Stone. 15. St. James, 16. N.Hurst.. 3:29.20

B MAIN #2: (12 laps-no points) 1. Thomas, 2. Leary, 3. Windom, 4. Kruseman, 5. C.Williams, 6. A.Williams, 7. Sweeney, 8. Davis, 9. Bender, 10. McIntyre, 11. Wilson, 12. Reinbold, 13. Henry, 14. Bluntach, 15. C.Gansen, 16. D.J. Johnson, 17. C.Williams. NT

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Bryan Clauson, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Chase Stockon, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Kevin Thomas Jr., 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Chris Windom, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Tracy Hines, 11. Cory Kruseman, 12. Austin Williams, 13. Richard Vander Weerd, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Brody Roa, 16. Bud Kaeding, 17. Nic Faas, 18. Matt Mitchell, 19. Robert Ballou, 20. R.J. Johnson, 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 22. David Cardey, 23. Cody Williams, 24. Justin Grant, 25. Ronnie Gardner, 26. Nick Drake, 27. Jake Swanson. NT

**Bezio flipped during the fourth qualifying heat. Grant flipped on lap 23 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-40 Darland.

FINAL AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Clauson-1948, 2-Darland-1,885, 3-Bacon-1,770, 4-Stockon-1,698, 5-Thomas-1,657, 6-Hines-1,538, 7-Ballou-1,449, 8-Windom-1,217, 9-Courtney-1,029, 10-Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000.

FINAL AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,300, 2-Spencer-1,167, 3-Faas-1,157, 4-Mitchell-866, 5-Kaeding-809, 6-A.Williams-796, 7-C.Williams-770, 8-Roa-701, 9-Bernal-557, 10-R.J. Johnson- 501.

USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 1, 2013 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – 18th “Budweiser Oval Nationals” presented by All-Coast Construction

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-16.126; 2. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.329; 3. Bryan Clauson, 20, Stewart/Curb-Agajanian-16.376; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-16.398; 5. Nic Faas, 4x, Alexander-16.518; 6. Damion Gardner, 4A, Alexander-16.555; 7. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-16.615; 8. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-16.754; 9. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.773; 10. David Cardey, 92, Tredder- 16.776; 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher/RW/TriStar-16.790; 12. Justin Grant, 5, Baldwin-16.796; 13. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.822; 14. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-16.828; 15. Austin Williams, 2, Jory- 16.833; 16. Tracy Hines, 4, Hines-16.843; 17. Danny Faria, Jr., 17v, Faria-16.843; 18. Bud Kaeding, 29, BZE-16.865; 19. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.866; 20. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-16.869; 21. Chris Windom, 11, Walker-16.908; 22. Tyler Courtney, 23c, Courtney/BRaT-16.995; 23. Nick Drake, 55, Cline-17.018; 24. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-17.034; 25. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-17.138; 26.Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-17.148; 27. Jake Swanson, 14, Springstead-17.152; 28. Wes McIntyre, 21B, Duinkerken-17.152; 29. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.156; 30. Rip Williams, 3, Jory-17.161; 31. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.176; 32. Austin Stone, 29x, Coffman-17.190; 33. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.202; 34. Charles Davis, Jr., 4G, Cook-17.222; 35. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.233; 36. Cody Swanson, 14J, Springstead-17.255; 37. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.259; 38. John Aden, 7A, Aden-17.309; 39. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.314; 40. Seth Wilson, 1x, Wilson-17.336; 41. Johnny Bluntach, 58, Bluntach-17.398; 42. Billy Blinn, 26, Blinn-17.432; 43. David Bezio, 37x, Bezio-17.432; 44. Chris Gansen, 4c, Gansen-17.533; 45. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.559; 46. Johnathon Henry, 39, Cal-Sun-17.618; 47. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-17.626; 48. Andrew Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.900; 49. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-17.999; 50. Greg Alexander, 72, Tyler-NT; 51. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-NT; 52. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-NT; 53. Shon Deskins, 20s, SDR-NT. (NOTE: J.J. Ercse also in car #14)

C MAIN: (10 laps) 1. Bezio, 2. Blinn, 3. Bluntach, 4. T.Williams, 5. Perkins, 6. Henry, 7. Alexander, 8. Reinbold, 9. St. James, 10. Gansen. 2:58.17

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Windom, 2. Thomas, 3. Darland, 4. Hines, 5. D.Gardner, 6. Roa, 7. Niemela, 8. C.Swanson. 2:53.38

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Spencer, 3. Grant, 4. Faria, 5. Courtney, 6. Bender, 7. Stone, 8. J.Swanson. 2:53.89

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Mitchell, 3. Kaeding, 4. Drake, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Aden, 7. McIntyre, 8. D.J. Johnson. 2:56.04

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Bacon, 3. Leary, 4. Bernal, 5. Hurst, 6. Davis, 7. C.Williams, 8. R.J. Johnson. 2:57.36

FIFTH HEAT: (12 laps) 1. Faas, 2. R.Williams, 3. Sweeney, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Cardey, 6. Wilson, 7. A.Williams, 8. J.Vander Weerd. 2:54.78

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. A.Williams, 3. Roa, 4. Cardey, 5. R.Gardner, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. C.Williams, 8. J.Swanson, 9. Hurst, 10. Davis, 11. Bezio, 12. Courtney, 13. McIntyre, 14. J.Vander Weerd, 15. D.J. Johnson, 16. T.Williams, 17. Wilson, 18. Stone, 19. Niemela, 20. Bender, 21. C.Swanson, 22. Blinn, 23. Bluntach, 24. Aden. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Nic Faas, 2. Chase Stockon, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. Bryan Clauson, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Damion Gardner, 7. Dave Darland, 8. Matt Mitchell, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Justin Grant, 11. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 12. Bud Kaeding, 13. Jon Stanbrough, 14. C.J. Leary, 15. Cody Williams, 16. Danny Faria, Jr., 17. R.J. Johnson, 18. Brody Roa, 19. Chris Windom, 20. Nick Drake, 21. Verne Sweeney, 22. Ronnie Gardner, 23. Robert Ballou, 24. Austin Williams, 25. David Cardey, 26. Rip Williams. NT

**Niemela flipped during the semi. A.Williams & Cardey flipped on lap 5 of the Feature.

Kevin Thomas Jr FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faas.

NEW USAC AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-Clauson-1,891; 2-Darland-1,825; 3-Bacon-1,722; 4-Stockon-1,647; 5-Thomas-1,612; 6-Hines-1,505; 7-Ballou-1,434; 8-Windom-1,178; 9-Courtney-1,028; 10- Hunter Schuerenberg-1,000.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR STANDINGS: 1-D.Gardner-1,258, 2-Faas-1,138, 3-Spencer-1,113, 4-Mitchell- 849, 5-Kaeding-788, 6-A.Williams-767, 7-C.Williams-757, 8-Roa-678, 9-Bernal-556, 10-R.Williams-490.

USAC WEST COAST & SOUTHWEST “SPECIAL EVENT” SPRINT RACE RESULTS: October 31, 2013 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “360 Oval Nationals” – “Grudge Series”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-16.739; 2. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.767; 3. Mike Spencer, 7, Priestley-16.851; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 73, Ford-16.902; 5. Jonathan Henry, 17, Henry-16.949; 6. Shon Deskins, 20, Deskins-16.966; 7. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-17.004; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-17.045; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.045; 10. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-17.136; 11. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-17.137; 12. R.J. Johnson, 77M, Michaels-17.160; 13. Jimmy Crawford, 3X, Crawford-17.169; 14. Colby Copeland, 74, Williams-17.223; 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.242; 16. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-17.265; 17. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.285; 18. Cory Kruseman, 21K, Kruseman-17.297; 19. Don Gansen, 7G, Gansen-17.348; 20. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James- 17.361; 21. Tom Hendricks, 14K, Kruseman-17364; 22. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-17.394; 23. Victor Davis, 13, Davis-17.416; 24. Bob Ream Jr., 8, BRAT-17.457; 25. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.467; 26. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-17.487; 27. J.J. Ercse, 14, Springstead-17.533; 28. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.548; 29. A.J. Bender, 12, Bender-17.578; 30. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.601; 31. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-17.639; 32. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.645; 33. Austin Stone, 29X, Coffman-17.730; 34. Kenny Perkins, 0, Perkins-19.313; 35. Stevie Sussex, 57X, Stone-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. C.Davis, 4. Hendricks, 5. Roa, 6. Crawford, 7. Henry, 8. Stone. 2:22.34

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Kruseman, 2. Deskins, 3. Howell, 4. Clauson, 5. Copeland, 6. Hurst, 7. C.Gansen, 8. Sibley, 9. Perkins. 2:21.28

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Spencer, 3. Rutherford, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. D.Gansen, 6. Sussex, 7. T.Williams, 9. V.Davis, 9. Ercse. 2:20.70

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Ream, 3. Faria, 4. Martin, 5. Ennis, 6. St. James, 7. Reinbold, 8. Stanbrough. NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Faria, 3. Spencer, 4. Bernal, 5. Rutherford, 6. C.Davis, 7. Deskins, 8. Clauson. 1:46.46

FIRST SEMI: (10 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Hurst, 3. Roa, 4. Copeland, 5. Sussex, 6. Stone, 7. Stone, 8. St. James, 9. Ercse, 10. T.Williams, 11. Bender. 2:56.95

SECOND SEMI: (10 laps) 1. D.Gansen, 2. Henry, 3. Crawford, 4. Reinbold, 5. Ennis, 6. C.Gansen, 7. V.Davis, 8. Sibley. 3:03.31

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Mike Spencer, 2. Matt Mitchell, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. R.J. Johnson, 7. Troy Rutherford, 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 10. Mike Martin, 11. Dennis Howell, 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. Tom Hendricks, 14. Bob Ream Jr., 15. Don Gansen, 16. Danny Faria Jr., 17. Charles Davis Jr., 18. Cory Kruseman, 19. Johnathon Henry, 20. Jimmy Crawford, 21. Landon Hurst, 22. Shon Deskins. NT

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 5-19 Spencer, Laps 20-27 Clauson, Laps 28-30 Spencer.

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