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Gardner Wins USAC / CRA Feature at Chico

“The Demon” Damion Gardner - USAC/CRA Point Leader. Photo by Doug Allen.

“The Demon” Damion Gardner – USAC/CRA Point Leader. Photo by Doug Allen.

From Lance Jennings

Chico, CA — (September 4, 2014) — Damion Gardner completed a clean sweep of the racing program for the USAC / CRA Sprint Car Series Thursday night at the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Gardner set fast time, won his heat race, and took the lead on lap 17 in the feature event. Bud Kaeding, Colby Copeland, Brody Roa, and Kevin Thomas Jr. rounded out the top five. Brian Gard won the USAC Western / Bay Cities Racing Association midget car feature.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: September 4, 2014 – Chico, California – Silver Dollar Speedway – “California Sprint Week” / “Gold Cup Race of Champions”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander13.467; 2. Kevin Thomas Jr., 73, Ford-13.681; 3. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-13.759; 4. Matt Mitchell, 37, Mitchell-13.808; 5. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-13.871; 6. Mike Spencer, 50, Chaffin-13.879; 7. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.911; 8. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.915; 9. Terry Schank, 1, Gleeson-13.917; 10. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.947; 11. Keith Bloom Jr., 19, Wolf-13.049; 12. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-13.966; 13. Kyle Hirst, 3F, Finkenbinder-13.987; 14. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 15. D.J. Johnson, 33, Johnson-14.046; 16. Bradley Terrell, 43, Terrell-14.130, 17. Andy Forsberg, 01, Geaney-14.140; 18. Colby Copeland, 5V, VanLare-14.224; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-14.228; 20. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-14.251; 21. Brett Rollag, 27, Rollag-14.289; 22. Cody Myers, 7, Snow-14.377; 23. Scott Hall, 56K, Hall-14.378; 24. Kyler Shaw, 92K, Shaw-14.389; 25. Justyn Cox, 31C, Cox-14.412; 26. Jimmy Trulli, 33T, Trulli-14.513; 27. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-14.665; 28. Adam Brenton, 28, Brenton-14.675; 29. Rowdy McClenon, 32, Johnson-14.675; 30. Mason Moore, 22, Moore-14.811; 31. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-15.029; 32. Tony Richards, 94, Richards-15.292; 33. Gary Deemer, 28G, Deemer-15.15.510; 34. Greg Higginbotham, 11, Higginbotham-15.930; 35. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. HIrst, 3. Kaeding, 4. Forsberg, 5. Schank, 6. Cox, 7. Rollag, 8. Deemer. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Copeland, 2. Thomas, 3. Liggett, 4. Spencer, 5. Myers, 6. Trulli, 7. Moore, 8. Bernal. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hall, 2. Bloom, 3. DJ.Johnson, 4. Roa, 5. A.Williams, 6. L.Williams, 7. Richardson, 8. Ko.Shaw. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ky.Shaw, 2. Swanson, 3. Terrell, 4. C.Williams, 5. Brenton, 6. Richards, 7. Gansen, 8. Mitchell. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Mitchell, 3. A.Williams, 4. Schank, 5. Rollag, 6. L.Williams, 7. Cox, 8. Gansen, 9. Trulli, 10. Moore, 11. Myers, 12. Ko.Shaw, 13. Richardson, 14. Brenton, 15. Richards. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Bud Kaeding, 3. Colby Copeland, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 6. Austin Liggett, 7. Andy Forsberg, 8. Mike Spencer, 9. Bradley Terrell, 10. Cody Williams, 11. Brett Rollag, 12. Terry Schank, 13. Kyler Shaw, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Austin Williams, 16. Scott Hall, 17. Jake Swanson, 18. Chris Gansen, 19. Keith Bloom Jr., 20. D.J. Johnson, 21. Matt Mitchell, 22. Ryan Bernal, 23. Kyle Hirst. NT

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**C.Johnson flipped during hotlaps. Mitchelll flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Lap 1 Swanson, Laps 2-15 Spencer, Laps 16-30 Gardner.