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Bakersfield AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Race Results

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 15, 2017 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-12.545; 2. Mike Spencer, 4S, Gansen-12.586; 3. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-12.640; 4. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-12.713; 5. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-12.746; 6. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.828; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-12.945; 8. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-12.992; 9. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-13.005; 10. Max Adams, 42, Cheney-13.007; 11. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-13.047; 12. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-13.073; 13. Kenny Perkins, 0K, Perkins-13.089; 14. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-13.092; 15. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-13.098; 16. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-13.186; 17. Eddie Tafoya, 51T, Tafoya-13.466; 18. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-13.617; 19. A.J. Bender, 21B, Bender-13.653; 20. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-13.999; 21. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman- 14.030; 22. James Herrera, 5J, Herrera-14.394; 23. Brent Owens, 71, Martin-14.950.

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April 8th Tulare Canceled

TULARE, CA……..Tonight’s AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car and Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midget race at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway has been canceled. With heavy rains expected overnight and Saturday, track officials have canceled the show and the race will not be rescheduled.

The AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will prepare for the April 15th return to Bakersfield Speedway.

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USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Invade Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway

This Saturday, April 8th, the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Cars will tackle the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California. Located on the Tulare County Fairgrounds, the lightning fast 1/3-mile oval last hosted the traditional sprints on May 18, 2013. Promoted by Steve Faria, the third point race will also feature the Light Up The World Beverages USAC Western States Midgets, Western RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, and Legends of Kearney Bowl Vintage Cars. The spectator gates will open at 4:00 pm, time trials at 5:00 pm, and racing will start at 7:00 pm. For more event information, visit the track’s website at or call 559.688.0909.

Heading into Saturday’s event, the Tulare County Fairgrounds has hosted seven USAC/CRA Sprint Car races. “The Kruser” Cory Kruseman won the May 27, 2007, Tulare debut and Mike Spencer won the last appearance. At press time, Bryan Clauson holds the 1-lap qualifying record of 14.606, set on November 14, 2009, and the series win list at Thunderbowl Raceway is at the bottom of this release.

Entering the third point race, “The Demon” Damion Gardner (Concord, California) has a thirteen point advantage after winning last Saturday’s “So Cal Showdown” at Perris Auto Speedway. Racing Mark Alexander’s #4 Scott Sales Company / Weld Racing Spike, Gardner has one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, two top-10 finishes, and 23 feature laps led on the season. “The Demon” has seventy-one USAC/CRA victories and will be looking to take top honors at Tulare.

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Perris AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Race Results

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: April 1, 2017 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway- “So Cal Showdown”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.568; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.609; 3. Mike Spencer, 4S, Gansen-16.626; 4. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-16.745; 5. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.765; 6. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.808; 7. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-16.916; 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.958; 9. Brady Bacon, 73, Ford-17.035; 10. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.082; 11. Verne Sweeney, 98V, Tracy-17.169; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.282; 13. Ronnie Gardner, 81X, Watt-17.303; 14. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.450; 15. Eddie Tafoya, 51T, Tafoya-17.676; 16. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-17.780; 17. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.851; 18. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-18.074; 19. Jeff Dyer, 39, Cal-Sun-18.132; 20. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.298; 21. James Heling, 23, Bellegante-19.436; 22. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-NT.

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15th “Sokola Shootout” Opens USAC/CRA at Perris Saturday

A tradition dating back to 2001 celebrates its 15th running Saturday night at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway as the “Sokola Shootout” opens the 2017 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Championship.

The event honors the memory of former USAC and CRA Sprint Car competition director Gary Sokola and his son Mark, who competed in numerous USAC events as a driver. Inaugurated at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Ariz., the event returns to The PAS Saturday.

Tony Jones won the 2001 inaugural, while Jeremy Sherman (2002-2003), Cory Kruseman (2004), Rickie Gaunt (2005 & 2009), Mike Kirby (2006), Damion Gardner (2010 and 2014), Mike Spencer (2011), Nic Faas (2012), Bryan Clauson (2013 and 2016) and Richard Vander Weerd (2015) have been fortunate enough to inscribe their names in the record books as “Sokola Shootout” Champions. The event was not presented in 2007 or 2008.

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