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            Damion Gardner can rest on his 111-point AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car point lead for a while, as the series takes a hiatus until August 16 when it returns to Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.

            Gardner leads five-time champ Mike Spencer after Gardner’s victory last Friday at Perris and Cody Williams’ victory Saturday at Santa Maria, Calif.

            Gardner, of Concord, Calif., scored his 30th career victory at Perris Friday night in the “Firecracker 40.” He got by Matt Mitchell on lap three and led the rest of the way in his Scott Sales Company/J & D Performance Spike. Spencer ended up second at the checkered flag ahead of Nic Faas, Cody Williams and Ryan Bernal.

            Williams, of Yorba Linda, Calif., snatched the lead away from his brother Austin on the 19th lap and led the final 30 laps of Saturday night’s Party at the Coast/”Doug Fort Memorial” at Santa Maria Speedway. Trailing him were Spencer, Gardner, Austin Williams and Bud Kaeding. Cody piloted the John Jory AMA Plastics/Persall Masonry Spike/Shaver to his first-ever victory in the USAC/CRA series!

2014 AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Standings: 1-Damion Gardner-714, 2-Mike Spencer-603, 3-Nic Faas-603, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-471, 5-Cody Williams-459, 6-Matt Mitchell-456, 7-Brody Roa-446, 8-Austin Williams-444, 9-Jake Swanson-404, 10-Cory Kruseman-381.