Perris, CA……..AKSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car point leader Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. scored his 30th career victory at Perris Auto Speedway in the series Friday night in the “Firecracker 40.” He got by Matt Mitchell on lap three and led the rest of the way in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike. Mike Spencer ended up second at the checkered flag ahead of Nic Faas, Cody Williams and Ryan Bernal.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 4, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Firecracker 40’

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.814; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.900; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.025; 4. Rickie Gaunt, 66, Miller-17.048; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.076; 6. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-17.090; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.097; 8. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.223; 9. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.270; 10. Richard Vander Weerd, 10. Vander Weerd-17.282; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.284; 12. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-17.343; 13. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-17.355; 14. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-17.357; 15. Cody Swanson, 36, Springstead-17.415; 16. Ronnie Gardner, 93, Gardner-17.500; 17. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-17.605; 18. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.619; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.704; 20. Seth Wilson, 6W, Wilson-17.740; 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.940; 22. Shon Deskins, 4X, Deskins-17.975; 23. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.979; 24. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-18.019; 25. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-18.211; 26. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.377; 27. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.541; 28. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-18.612; 29. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.943.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.J.Johnson, 2. Kruseman, 3. Pelkey, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. A.Williams, 6. Taylor, 7. Spencer, 8. Edwards. 2:59.53

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. R.J.Johnson, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Faas, 5. Deskins, 6. Bezio, 7. Denome. 2:51.54

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. J.Swanson, 3. C.Williams, 4. C.Swanson, 5. Ballard, 6. L.Williams, 7. Everhart. 2:52.66

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. R.Gardner, 3. Mitchell, 4. Wilson, 5. Ellertson, 6. Gansen, 7. Gaunt. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Spencer, 2. A.Williams, 3. L.Williams, 4. Gaunt, 5. Bezio, 6. Taylor, 7. Deskins, 8. Ellertson, 9. Ballard, 10. Edwards, 11. Gansen, 12. Everhart. 3:42.16

FEATURE: (40 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Mike Spencer, 3. Nic Faas, 4. Cody Williams, 5. Ryan Bernal, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Cory Kruseman, 9. Josh Pelkey, 10. Jake Swanson, 11. Austin Williams, 12. Gary Taylor, 13. David Bezio, 14. R.J. Johnson, 15. Ronnie Gardner, 16. Seth Wilson, 17. Logan Williams, 18. D.J. Johnson, 19. Chris Gansen, 20. Rickie Gaunt, 21. Jace Vander Weerd, 22. Cody Swanson, 23. Matt Mitchell. NT

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**Mitchell and C.Swanson flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-2 Mitchell, Laps 3-40 D.Gardner.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT POINTS: 1-D.Grdner-650, 2-aas-557, 3-Spencer-539, 4-R.Vander Weerd-432, 5-Mitchell-431, 6-Roa-407, 7-C.Williams-393, 8-A.Williams-388, 9-Kruseman-381, 10-J.Swanson-365.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: July 5 – Santa Maria (CA) Speedway – Party at the Coast/”Doug Fort Memorial”

30th Perris USAC CRA Sprint Win for Gardner