USAC/CRA SPRINTS AT KINGS SPEEDWAY SATURDAY
The Valvoline USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series visits Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. this Saturday night, with a 30-lap feature event scheduled on the 3/8-mile dirt oval. The race is the first for the new series at the historic Hanford oval and should shake up the current standings after the first three races, which sported three different winners. Mike Kirby, Dave Darland and Cory Kruseman are the race winners so far, but Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. resides second in the standings, just 20 back of Kruseman going into Saturday's program.
Rip Williams of Yorba Linda, Calif., still seeking his first series championship despite numerous career Sprint car wins, is third in the points, 37 back of Kruseman, with 74 points available at Hanford. Kirby won the last CRA Sprint Car title in 1993 and kicked off the new series with a victory at Perris, Calif. March 6. Saturday's race will be the first for USAC Sprint cars at Kings Speedway since 1998.
VALVOLINE USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES STANDINGS 1.-Cory Kruseman-177 2.-Damion Gardner-157 3.-Rip Williams-140 4.-Troy Rutherford-138 5.-Rickie Gaunt-133 6.-Tracy Hines-128 7.-Mike Kirby-117 8.-Jeremy Sherman-111 9.-Tony Jones-108 10.-Josh Ford-98