Tucson, AZ — AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Champion Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. won Saturday night’s 30-lap finale at the 8th “Copper on Dirt” at USA Raceway. Wheeling the Mark Alexander Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike, Gardner wrestled the lead from Dave Darland on lap 15 and led the final 16 laps for the victory, his record 58th in USAC/CRA competition. AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car king Brady Bacon took second ahead of fast qualifier Mike Spencer, Matt Mitchell and Charles Davis Jr. as Darland finished sixth.

 

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 21, 2015 – Tucson, Arizona – USA Raceway – 8th “Copper on Dirt”

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-16.300; 2. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.530; 3. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.741; 4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.810; 5. Mike Martin, 16, Martin-16.900; 6. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.906; 7. Ronnie Clark, 6, Clark-16.965; 8. Charles Davis Jr., 50M, Massey-17.010; 9. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney-17.052; 10. Bruce St. James, 7K, St.James-17.102; 11. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-17.133; 12. Rick Ziehl, 20Z, Ziehl-17.174; 13. Parker Colston, 64, Colston-17.218; 14. Matt Rossi, 04G, Cook-17.222; 15. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-17.290; 16. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.337; 17. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.372; 18. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.492; 19. Michael Curtis, 45C, Turner/Wheeer-17.504; 20. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-17.505; 21. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-17.605; 22. Harli White, 17W, White-17.816; 23. Josh Pelkey, 12, Allen-17.849.

 

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Clark, 2. Spencer, 3. Swanson, 4. White, 5. L.Williams, 6. Curtis, 7. Colston, 8. St.James. NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Hodges, 3. Bacon, 4. Davis, 5. Pelkey, 6. Martin, 7. Reinbold, 8. Rossi. NT

 

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Mitchell, 2. Ziehl, 3. Darland, 4. Roa, 5. Johnson, 6. A.Williams, 7. C.Williams. NT

 

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Brady Bacon, 3. Mike Spencer, 4. Matt Mitchell, 5. Charles Davis Jr., 6. Dave Darland, 7. R.J. Johnson, 8. Jake Swanson, 9. Mike Martin, 10. Brody Roa, 11. Austin Williams, 12. Cody Williams, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Andy Reinbold, 16. Michael Curtis, 17. Josh Pelkey, 18. Rick Ziehl, 19. Harli White, 20. Josh Hodges, 21. Parker Colston, 22. Ronnie Clark. NT

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**Hodges flipped during the feature.

 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Darland, Laps 15-30 Gardner.

 

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Mike Spencer-194, 2-Damion Gardner-190, 3-Matt Mitchell-167, 4-Jake Swanson-149, 5-Brady Bacon-136, 6-Austin Williams-116, 7-R.J. Johnson-114, 8-Cody Williams-112, 9-Dave Darland-110, 10-Mike Martin-92.

 

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: April 18– Perris, CA – Perris Auto Speedway

 

-USAC Press Release & Photo

Gardner Wrestles Away Lead, Takes Copper on Dirt Finale