4/16/2016: USAC/CRA Sprints at Perris

HODGES BEATS GARDNER IN LAST-LAP PERRIS CRA THRILLER

Perris, CA……..Josh Hodges of Tijeras, N.M. stole victory from Damion Gardner on the final lap of Saturday night’s “So-Cal Showdown” USAC/CRA AMSOIL Sprint race at Perris Auto Speedway. Gardner had led from lap 10 when he passed Richard Vander Weerd for the lead. Gardner finished second ahead of Brody Roa, Vander Weerd and R.J. Johnson. Hodges and Roa emerged from the race tied for the series point lead.

USAC/CRA AMSOIL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 16, 2016 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “So-Cal Showdown”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-16.826; 2. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.839; 3. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.862; 4. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.950; 5. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.962; 6. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-17.120; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.125; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.231; 9. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.261; 10. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-17.415; 11. Mike Spencer, 92M, Sertich-17.425; 12. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-17.610; 13. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.690; 14. Cal Smith, 39, Cal-Sun-17.695; 15. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-17.748; 16. Anthony Lopiccolo, 36, Springstead-18.028; 17. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-18.060; 18. Eddie Tafoya, 51T, Tafoya-18.093; 19. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-18.113; 20. Verne Sweeney, 98X, Tracy-18.156; 21. Greg Alexander, 23, Bellegante-18.362; 22. Matt Stewart, 84, Stewart-18.383; 23. Patrick Clark, 21K, Kruseman-19.282; 24. Chris Dyson, 16K, Kruseman-19.623; 25. Andrew Sweeney, 98JR, Tracy-19.765; 26. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Johnson, 3. Adams, 4. C.Williams, 5. Colston, 6. Gansen, 7. Lopiccolo, 8. Stewart, 9. A.Sweeney. NT

DJ SAFETY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Vander Weerd, 2. Roa, 3. Spencer, 4. A.Williams, 5. Bender, 6. Hendricks, 7. V.Sweeney, 8. Clark, 9. Smith. NT

CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE / KEIZER WHEELS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hodges, 2. L.Williams, 3. Gardner, 4. Ellertson, 5. Tafoya, 6. Dyson, 7. Malcolm, 8. Alexander. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Colston, 2. Gansen, 3. Malcolm, 4. Bender, 5. Smith, 6. Lopiccolo, 7. Hendricks, 8. Tafoya, 9. Alexander, 10. V.Sweeney, 11. Stewart, 12. A.Sweeney, 13. Clark, 14. Dyson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Josh Hodges, 2. Damion Gardner, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. R.J. Johnson, 6. Austin Williams, 7. Max Adams, 8. Cody Williams, 9. Jake Swanson, 10. Mike Spencer, 11. Logan Williams, 12. Chris Gansen, 13. A.J. Bender, 14. Jeremy Ellerrtson, 15. Tom Hendricks, 16. Anthony Lopiccolo, 17. Verne Sweeney, 18. Tommy Malcolm, 19. Cal Smith, 20. Greg Alexander, 21. Parker Colston, 22. Eddie Tafoya. NT

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**Bender flipped during qualifications. Malcolm flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1- 9 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 10-29 Gardner, Lap 30 Hodges.

BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Josh Hodges (15th to 1st)

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