MIDGETS: Three Former Winners Headline Friday’s Chili Bowl Entries

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With three preliminary nights complete, one last trio of guaranteed spots remains available for the 31st annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals, and three former Chili Bowl champions lead the list of entries for Friday’s Vacuworx Qualifying Night program.

SOUTHWEST: USAC/CRA Sprint Car Title Tilt Heads to Tucson for Western World Championships

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TUCSON, Ariz. – official press release — Doug Allen photo — With three races left, the chase for the AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car title will shift to Tucson, Ariz. for the 48th Western World Championships. Starting Thursday, Nov. 19, the prestigious three-day event at USA Raceway will feature the AMSOIL USAC National, AMSOIL USAC/CRA, USAC Southwest, and USAC West Coast Sprints. The traditional …

USAC/CRA: Gardner Romps to Perris Victory; Takes Firecracker 40 Checkered Flag

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PERRIS, Calif. — Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Doug Allen photo — Damion Gardner did it again on Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway. Gardner charged forward after winning his heat race to take the lead from Richard Vander Weerd on lap 17 of the Firecracker 40 at PAS, running away over the final 23 laps …

MIDGETS: Abreu Dominates 29th Chili Bowl; Earns First Golden Driller in Tulsa

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TULSA, Okla. — official series release – Buck Manson photo – Rico Abreu turned in a dominant performance to win the 29th annual 29th annual Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals presented by General Tire in River Spirit Center. It was the first Gold Driller for car owner Keith Kunz since 2002. “I just tried to stay as patient as …

USAC/CRA: Gardner Rolls Again at Perris

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PERRIS, Calif. — official release — Doug Allen photo — Damion Gardner continues to dominate AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Series action at Perris Auto Speedway. Garnder scored his sixth victory in eight starts at the half-mile oval this year, grabbing Saturday night’s 30-lap Glenn Howard Classic on Saturday night. Gardner passed Mike Spencer on lap 17 and led the rest of …

SPRINT CARS: Damion Gardner Finally Shatters 200 MPH Barrier at Bonneville

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CONCORD, Calif. – official release — Doug Allen photo — Damion Gardner saw nearly two years of dreams and hard work come to fruition when he broke the 200 mph barrier not once, but two times in a sprint car at the Bonneville Salt Flats on Monday. Not only can he be called the World’s Fastest Sprint Car Driver, but now …

USAC/CRA: Damion Gardner Sizzles at Santa Maria; Wins 10th of Season

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SANTA MARIA, Calif. – official release — Damion Gardner continued his hot streak in AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series competition by winning Saturday’s California Sprint Week event at Santa Maria Speedway. Rickie Gaunt led the opening 10 rounds of the 30-lap feature before Cody Williams took control on lap 11. Williams kept the lead until lap 26 when Gardner took …

USAC/CRA: Damion Gardner Rolls to Second Straight Victory at Ocean Speedway

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WATSONVILLE, Calif. – official release — Damion Gardner put his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike into victory lane Friday night for the second night in a row as he captured the 30-lap AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series California Sprint Week feature at Ocean Speedway. He led the final 16 laps after passing early leader Ryan Bernal, who finished …

USAC/CRA: The Demon Strikes Again; Damion Gardner Wins 8th of 2014 at Silver Dollar

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CHICO, Calif. – official release — Damion Gardner struck again Thursday night at Silver Dollar Speedway, driving to his eighth AMSOIL USAC-CRA Sprint Car Series victory of the season. Jake Swanson led the opening circuit at the quarter-mile dirt oval before giving up the lead to Mike Spencer. Spencer paced the field for the next 14 circuits, but on lap …

USAC/CRA: Damion Gardner Grabs Perris Auto Victory

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PERRIS, Calif. – staff report — Doug Allen photo — Damion Gardner took the lead on lap 14 of the 30-lap AMSOIL USAC/CRA feature Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway and never looked back after that. Gardner took the win over Kevin Thomas Jr. and Austin Williams, who lost the lead after he paced laps 2-13. Matt Mitchell was fourth and …

BONNEVILLE: Weather Halts ‘Demon’ Damion Gardner’s Record Attempt

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CONCORD, Calif. – official release — Surf n Sprint photo — Southern California Timing Ass’n officials decided Saturday morning to cancel 2014 Speed Week on the Bonneville Salt Flats due to wet conditions caused by Wednesday night’s heavy thunderstorm. Wednesday’s storm just left to much water for the Salt Flats to dry out enough to stage Speed Week. Thus, Damion …