Williams Claims Glenn Howard Memorial

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Austin Williams (Doug Allen photo)
Austin Williams (Doug Allen photo)

PERRIS, Calif. — Charging from ninth, Austin Williams took the lead from Damion Gardner on the 22nd lap and claimed the 12th annual Glenn Howard Memorial at Perris Auto Speedway Saturday night.

Driving Tom and Laurie Sertich’s No. 92 DRC, Williams claimed a hard fought main event and scored his ninth career AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car victory.

Jake Swanson, fast-qualifier Gardner, Tommy Malcolm and Brody Roa rounded out the top five.

Gardner posted his 90th career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award with a time of 16.269 over the 21-car roster.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. Austin Williams (9), 2. Jake Swanson (5), 3. Damion Gardner (6), 4. Tommy Malcolm (1), 5. Brody Roa (2), 6. Chris Gansen (8), 7. Matt Stewart (17), 8. Bill Rose (15), 9. Trent Williams (10), 10. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (13), 11. Matt McCarthy (14), 12. Verne Sweeney (11), 13. Chris Bonneau (12), 14. Eric Englert (18), 15. Steve Hix (16), 16. Chris Tramel (19), 17. R.J. Johnson (4), 18. Cody Williams (7), 19. Ryan Timmons (20), 20. Matt Mitchell (3), 21. Will Perkins (21). NT