PERRIS, Calif. – official series release — Bryan Clauson Racing photo —
Bryan Clauson completed a sweep of USAC sprint car action on Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, winning the Sokola Classic AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series season opener at the half-mile dirt oval.
Wheeling the Mike Martin owned Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing machine, Clauson passed Richard Vander Weerd on lap 13 and proceeded to lead the final 18 laps to beat Vander Weerd, Brody Roa, Josh Hodges and Mike Spencer.
The victory was Clauson’s sixth in USAC competition this season and places him atop the USAC/CRA standings entering the April 16 race at Perris.
Clauson was also victorious in Friday’s USAC Southwest vs USAC West Coast sprint car event held at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
RESULTS: USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series; Perris Auto Speedway; March 5, 2016
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Cody Williams, 9. R.J. Johnson, 10. Max Adams, 11. Parker Colston, 12. A.J. Bender, 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Jeremy Ellertson, 16. Chris Gansen, 17. Austin Williams, 18. Trent Williams, 19. Tommy Malcolm, 20. Matt Mitchell, 21. Verne Sweeney, 22. Matt Rossi, 23. Damion Gardner.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 13-30 Clauson
CREDIT: USAC Racing