Gardner Wins Another One In USAC-CRA


SANTA MARIA, Calif. — AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car point leader Damion Gardner scored his fifth feature victory in his last seven outings Saturday night, winning the 30-lapper at Santa Maria Speedway.

Gardner passed Danny Faria Jr. on lap 17 and led the final 14 laps in his Scott Sales Company/CSI Shocks Spike/J & D to beat Faria, Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas and Matt Mitchell.

Gardner was also the fast qualifier for the 18-car field at the three-eighths-mile oval.

The finish:

Damion Gardner, Danny Faria Jr., Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Matt Mitchell, Cody Williams, Mike Spencer, Austin Williams, Jace Vander Weerd, Cory Kruseman, Ryan Bernal, D.J. Johnson, Cody Swanson, A.J. Bender, Markus Niemela, Brody Roa, Cotton Farmer, Bud Kaeding.