Rutherford Wins, Rodriguez in Points Lead in USAC Western Midgets - By Dick Jordan - 04/24/04 Perris, CA. ...Sprint car veteran Troy Rutherford of Ojai, Calif. surprised the USAC Western Midget Series regulars with his 30-lap feature victory in Saturday night's extremely-competitive race at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway. Driving a Roy Miller Freight Lines/Sander Engineering Kunz/Stanton Mopar for his Sprint car owner Mark Priestley, Rutherford was the fourth race leader in a race which included six lead changes. Wally Pankratz led the opening lap, then Tyler Brown led lap two. Defending series champion Steve Paden led for three laps before Brown regained the lead through lap 20. Rutherford sneaked past on lap 21, then slipped behind Brown for the next three laps. On lap 25 Rutherford took over for good. (More)
Early 2003 - ...Troy Rutherford hasn't finished outside of the top five this season in SCRA racing.
From Positivity March 2003: ...Troy Rutherford, who turns 30 on April 11th, leads four-time SCRA Champion Richard Griffin in the early early early SCRA standings. Rutherford, who is the father of a brand new baby girl, won the SCRA season opener at Perris on February 15th. Griffin won last Friday at Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeremy Sherman took the Saturday feature at Manzy.