Damion Gardner
Damion Gardner (Doug Allen photo)

Gardner Wins 85th USAC-CRA Feature

PERRIS, Calif. — Taking advantage of a lap 24 restart, Damion Gardner powered past Matt Mitchell and led the rest of the way to claim his second win of the year at Perris Auto Speedway.

Racing Mark Alexander’s No. 1 Spike, Gardner earned his 85th career AMSOIL USAC-CRA sprint car triumph and the 80th series win for Alexander.

Mitchell, Brody Roa, Eddie Tafoya Jr., and A.J. Bender chased the eight-time champion to the finish line.

Austin Williams was the fast qualifier for the 20-car field with a lap of 16.501 seconds.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. Damion Gardner (5), 2. Matt Mitchell (2), 3. Brody Roa (4), 4. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (3), 5. A.J. Bender (7), 6. Logan Williams (1), 7. Danny Faria Jr. (8), 8. Matt McCarthy (13), 9. Chris Gansen (10), 10. Verne Sweeney (12), 11. Randy Nelson (15), 12. Joel Rayborne (17), 13. Brent Owens (14), 14. Shane Sexton (18), 15. Tommy Malcolm (9), 16. Dan Taylor (19), 17. Austin Williams (6), 18. Cody Williams (11). NT.

 

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