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USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series

Matt Mitchell Waves Victory “Flag” at Perris Auto Speedway

By Lance Jennings

Perris, CA……..Matt Mitchell of Yorba Linda, Calif. paced all 30 laps of Saturday night’s AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint race at Perris Auto Speedway, Richard Vander Williwms was second ahead of Austin Williams, Cody Williams and Mike Spencer. Series point leader Damion Gardner was the fastest qualifier but finished seventh. Mitchell piloted the MPD Racing/ART Enterprises Maxim/Chrisco.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: June 14, 2014 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway –

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.442; 2. Nic Faas, 73, Ford-16.586; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.657; 4. David Bezio, 37X, Bezio-16.671; 5. Cory Kruseman, 7, Priestley-16.796; 6. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-16.805; 7. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.814; 8. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.833; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.943; 10. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-17.079; 11. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.101; 12. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.204; 13. Jeremy Ellertson, 98X, Ellertson-17.411; 14. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.506; 15. Corey Ballard, 34, Ballard-17.676; 16. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.732; 17. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-17.800; 18. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-17.927; 19. Andy Reinbold, 19, Underwood-17.962; 20. Jesse Denome, 6, Denome-18.022; 21. Cal Smith, 39, Cal Sun-18.101; 22. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-18.286; 23. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-18.289; 24. Gary Taylor, 04G, Cook-NT, 25. Cody Swanson, 14, Springstead-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. C.Williams, 2. A.Williams, 3. Bezio, 4. Gardner, 5. Ellertson, 6. Reinbold, 7. Sweeney, 8. Gansen. 2:52.26

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Roa, 2. Faas, 3. L.Williams, 4. Kruseman, 5. Everhart, 6. Bender, 7. Edwards, 8. Denome. 2:52.92

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Mitchell, 3. J.Swanson, 4. Ballard, 5. Taylor, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Smith, 8. Spencer. 2:53.04

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Taylor, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Bender, 4. Reinbold, 5. Sweeney, 6. Edwards, 7. Ellertson, 8. Denome, 9. Everhart, 10. Smith, 11. Gansen, 12. C.Swanson (#04X Collins). NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Matt Mitchell, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Austin Williams, 4. Cody Williams, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Damion Gardner, 8. Gary Taylor, 9. Nic Faas, 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 11. Logan Williams, 12. A.J. Bender, 13. Corey Ballard, 14. Tony Everhart, 15. Jesse Denome, 16. Chris Gansen, 17. Verne Sweeney, 18. Kyle Edwards, 19. Jake Swanson, 20. David Bezio, 21. Andy Reinbold, 22. Cody Swanson (#36 Springstead), 23. Cory Kruseman, 24. Cal Smith. NT

**Bezio and J.Swanson flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Mitchell.

NEXT AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT RACE: June 27 – Watsonville, CA – Ocean Speedway

About Mike Neff

Mike Neff
What is it that Mike Neff doesn’t do? The writer, radio contributor and racetrack announcer coordinates the site’s local short track coverage, hitting up Saturday Night Specials across the country while tracking the sport’s future racing stars. The writer for our signature Cup post-race column, Thinkin’ Out Loud (Mondays) also sits down with Cup crew chiefs to talk shop every Friday with Tech Talk. Mike works as track announcer and does Sales and Marketing for Myrtle Beach Speedway. He announces several shows each year for the Good Guys Rod and Custom Association. He also pops up everywhere from PRN Pit Reporters and the Press Box with Alan Smothers to SIRIUS XM Radio. He has announced at tracks all over the Southeast, starting at Millbridge Speedway. He's also announced at East Lincoln Speedway, Concord Speedway, Tri-County Speedway, Caraway Speedway, and Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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