SCRA Season Opener / Perris Auto Speedway / TODAY, Saturday, February 9, 2002.

We are receiving live reports via cell phone from BF & Steve-O. We will post news and results as soon as we get the call.

BF Reports at 12:49 PST.

45 cars on hand. Hot laps are done and the track is "harder than Chinese Arithmetic".

All the SCRA top guns are in the house, with visitors, Andy Forsberg, Damion Gardner, Cary Faas, J.J. Yeley, Levi Jones. and Tony Elliott.

Qualifying is just starting. The sun is warm, skies are clear, and the wind is blowing hard. BF estimates the temperature is in the high 60's. The grandstand is two-thirds full.

BF Reports at 1:59 PM

Qualifying is over. SCRA Champ, Cory Kruseman was the first car out and is in the C-Main. The track took rubber 15 cars into qualifying. The fastest five are listed below.

Troy Rutherford had quick-time. Levi Jones from Indiana was a strong fourth quick.

  1. Troy Rutherford
  2. Tony Jones
  3. J.J. Yeley
  4. Levi Jones
  5. Cary Faas

The C-Main is loaded because of the good guys that drew early numbers in time-trials. The Pole of C belongs to Rickie Gaunt. Also in the C-Race are Forsberg, Steve Ostling, Jordan Hermansader, Kruseman, and Mike Kirby. Take 4 to back of heats.

Steve-O Reports at 2:32 PM

Ben Astenious flipped in qualifying. The steering wheel came off going into turn one. He was transported to local hospital, but was alert, and conscious. His crash was described by Steve-O as "carnage".

C-Main: Results:

1. Rickie Gaunt. 2. Ostling, 3. Kruseman, 4. Kirby, 5. Hermansader, 6. Mel Murphy,7. Forsberg. (top four moved to back of heats)

BF Reports at 3:05 PM

1st Heat results: 1. Richard Griffin, 2. Rutherford (from 8th), 3. D. Gardner, 4. Charles Davis Jr.

There was a crash on last lap in transfer battle (Mike Spencer, Jarrett Chaney, Gaunt). All drivers okay. Mark Nation upside down, was okay.

2nd Heat results: 1. Tony Jones, 2. Rip Williams, 3. Tony Elliott, 4. Mike English (last corner pass).

Steve-O Reports at 3:24 PM

3rd Heat - Red Flag on start. Adam Mitchell who started 4th rips a couple of snap rolls. Driver is okay. Steve-O says "Tony Jones was super strong in second heat".

#192 Andy Forsberg did not transfer from the C. He got a bad start. Andy is a racer for making the tow!

Results: 1. J.J. Yeley, 2. Tony Smiley, 3. Michael Henrichsen, 4. John Scott 5. Kruseman, 6. Sheridan, 7. Greg Taylor, 8. Verne Sweeney. (Yeley checked out, won by a straightaway, Kruseman's 5th puts him in the B-main).

BF Reports at 3:41 PM

4th Heat Results: 1. Rodney Argo, 2. Bobby Cody (rookie), 3. Levi Jones (from 8th), 4. Jeremy Sherman.

BF Reports at 3:59 PM

Dash Results: 1. Tony Elliott, 2. Charles Davis Jr, 3. J.J. Yeley, 4. Mike English, 5. Troy Rutherford, 6. Tony Jones, 7. Levi Jones 8. Jeremy Sherman

BF Reports at 4:17 PM

B-Main Results: - 1. Cary Faas (from the pole), 2. Bobby Graham, 3, Danny Sheridan, 4. Mike Kirby (from 17th), 5. Cory Kruseman (from 16th), 6. Dan Hillberg. ...Those six transferred to the A-Main.

BF says the track is racy in one and two, single file on the bottom in three & four.

Steve-O Reports at 4:47 PM

A-Main: Lap 3 - Yellow Flag - Henrichsen - flip, then Danny Sheridan rides a wheel coming out of two as drivers react to caution. "Shaken but not stirred".

BF Reports at 4:53 PM

BF Reports at 5:01 PM

Steve-O Reports at PM 5:24

Steve-O Reports at 5:35 PM

BF Reports at 5:43 PM



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