USAC/CRA POINT SHAKEUP GOING INTO SATURDAY'S HOWARD MEMORIAL AT THE PAS!
(Perris, CA, September 11, 2012) The championship point standings will have a much different look when the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars Series returns to Perris Auto Speedway this Saturday night, September 15th, for the Glenn Howard Memorial. While four-time defending champ and current point leader Mike Spencer remains a fixture at the top, there has been a big shakeup just behind him. In addition to the Amsoil USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, The PAS Senior Sprints and California Lightning Sprints will also be part of the triple header show. Spectator gates will open at 5:00 PM and the first race will be at 7:00.
Temecula's Spencer, who turned 31-years-old earlier this month, carries a massive 303-point lead in the season long standings heading into Saturday's race. Huntington Beach star Nic Faas had been second most of the season. However, mechanical ills sidelined Faas before the main at Route 66 Motorplex in Victorville on August 19th and the team did not make the trek to Calistoga on Labor Day weekend. Thus, he now finds himself back to fourth. Brody Roa, a 21-year-old from Buena Park, has climbed to second in the points. Contesting his first full season of 410 Sprint Car racing, Roa scored his first ever USAC/CRA main event win at Cocopah Speedway in Yuma on June 2nd (Media, attached to this release is a photo of Brody Roa. Please feel free to publish the photo and please give photo credit to Doug Allen).
Third in the standings heading into Saturday's race is recent high school graduate Ryan Bernal of Hollister. The 18-year-old, who also races Midgets and Winged Sprint Cars, won his first ever USAC/CRA race at Route 66 Motorplex race four weeks ago. He liked that victory so much, he made it two in a row at Calistoga on September 1st. Those two wins have propelled him to third in the points standings, 11-markers behind second-place Roa. In addition, his two victories make him the only driver other than Spencer (who has won seven) to have more than one USAC/CRA win this year.
Faas if fourth and only seven points in back of Bernal, while another of the upcoming youngsters, 21-year-old Austin Williams of Yorba Linda, rounds out the top five. Williams has a win this year at Santa Maria Speedway.
At the last race at The PAS on August 18th, Ventura's Cory Kruseman, the 2006 USAC/CRA champion, won his 49th main at the track. That is two more than any driver. National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Rip Williams of Yorba Linda is second in all-time wins with 47. Williams and Kruseman are ranked sixth and seventh respectively in the standings heading into Saturday's event.
Fans who live more than 100-miles away from the track can watch the race live on the Circle Track Network. http://www.circletracknetwork.com/ Those who live within the 100-mile black out radius or anywhere else can watch it "On Demand" 24-hours after the final checkered flag.
Adults tickets for Saturday's are $25.00. Seniors get in for $20.00. For active military members with proper id, teens 13-18 with their school id and kids 6-12 it is just $5.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free.
The entire 2012 PAS schedule is listed at the end of this release.
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Amsoil USAC/CRA Top 10 in Points
1. Mike Spencer - Temecula - 1090
2. Brody Roa - Buena Park - 787
3. Ryan Bernal - Hollister - 776
4. Nic Faas - Huntington Beach - 769
5. Austin Williams - Yorba Linda - 706
6. Rip Williams - Yorba Linda - 696
7. Cory Kruseman - Ventura - 613
8. Cody Williams - Yorba Linda - 519
9. Matt Mitchell - Yorba Linda - 461
10. Seth Wilson - Las Vegas - 431
PAS Senior Sprint Car Standings
1. Bruce Douglas - Ventura - 381
2. Bill Badger - Santa Clarira - 378
3. Victor Davis - Simi Valley - 360
4. Wiley Miller - Yorba Linda - 306
5. Mike Collins - Lake Forest - 285
6. Ed Schwartz - Santa Fe Springs - 276
7. Brian Williams - Newport Beach - 249
8. Eric Rickard - Carson - 193
9. Bob Aldermann - Santa Inez - 132
10. Jesse Denome - Pacific Beach - 99
2012 California Lightning Sprint Car Points
1. Guy Maresch - Anaheim Hills - 1409
2. Bobby Michnowicz - Lomita - 1406
3. Steve Limon - Corona - 1378
4. Dan Hillberg - Placentia - 1374
5. Damon Arnett - San Diego - 1195
6. Dale Gamer - Anaheim - 1148
7. Zach Zauss - Murrieta - 1137
8. Darren Hillberg - Corona - 1039
9. Tom Downing - Lakewood - 946
10. Alexander Bissett - Hemet - 896
2012 PERRIS AUTO SPEEDWAY SCHEDULE
September 15 - Glenn Howard Classic: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
September 22 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks (Race #4 "1-800LoanMart 2012 PASSCAR Street Stock Challenge), Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods
September 29 - Off Weekend
October 6 - Southern California Fair: USAC/CRA Sprint Cars: Qualifying & Heats 1:30 & Mains 7:00
October 7 - Southern California Fair: Demolition Derbies 1:30 & 7:00
October 8 - Southern California Fair: Rollover Contest & Demo Cross 7:30
October 9 - Southern California Fair Street Stock Championship Street Stocks 7:30
October 11 - Southern California Fair: Freestyle MX 7:30 (WGAS Motorsports)
October 12 - Southern California Fair: Monster Trucks 7:30 PM (WGAS Motorsports)
October 13 - Southern California Fair: Monster Trucks 1:30 & 7:00 PM (WGAS Motorsports)
October 14 - Southern California Fair: Monster Trucks 1:30 (WGAS Motorsports)
October 14 RV Demolition Derby 7:00 PM
October 20 - Off Weekend
October 27 - PASSCAR Super Stocks, Amsoil Street Stocks, Modifieds, Factory Stocks, Sport Mods, CDCRA Dwarf Cars
November 1 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals Practice. Free for fans in the grandstands.
November 2 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals: USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 3 - 17th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals: USAC National Sprint Cars, USAC/CRA Sprint Cars, PAS Senior Sprints, California Lightning Sprint Cars
November 21 - Practice for the 72nd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Mopar USAC National & Western Midgets. Free for fans in the grandstands
November 22 - 72nd Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix for the Mopar USAC National & Western Midgets
November 23 & 24 - 1-800LoanMart Street Stock Turkey Bowl $22,500.00 purse