Rutherford Stars In Ventura Sprint

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Jake Swanson (black car) and Troy Rutherford battle for the lead at Ventura Raceway. (Steve Himelstein photo)

VENTURA, Calif. — Reclaiming the lead from Jake Swanson on lap 27, Troy Rutherford won Saturday night’s AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series feature at Ventura Raceway.

Racing his No. 11 Trench Shoring / Grimes Rock Maxim with an iron block 360 cubic-inch engine, Rutherford started 11th and earned his second career AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car triumph.

Hard charger Austin Williams, Swanson, A.J. Bender and point leader Brody Roa followed Troy to the checkered flags.

Williams earned the Specialty Fasteners Hard Charger Award with a 22nd to second-place run.

Damion Gardner scored his 84th Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award over the 23-car field by posting a time of 12.454 seconds.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. Troy Rutherford (11), 2. Austin Williams (22), 3. Jake Swanson (5), 4. A.J. Bender (8), 5. Brody Roa (10), 6. Austin Liggett (3), 7. Chris Gansen (19), 8. Damion Gardner (6), 9. Rick Hendrix (12), 10. Steve Hix (21), 11. Matt McCarthy (23), 12. Trent Williams (7), 13. Verne Sweeney (16), 14. Ryan Timmons (13), 15. Jeremy Ellertson (1), 16. Ricky Lewis (15), 17. Joel Rayborne (9), 18. Brent Owens (17), 19. Jeff Dyer (20), 20. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (14), 21. Austin Ervine (18), 22. Matt Mitchell (2), 23. Tommy Malcolm (4).