RJ Johnson Jets to USAC/CRA Win at Perris

PERRIS, Cal. (June 24, 2017) – Arizona’s R.J. Johnson wired the field in Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC/CRA feature event at the Perris Auto Speedway.

Johnson took the checkered flag ahead of Richard Vander Weerd with Ronnie Gardner, Austin Williams and Mike Spencer rounding out the top five.

AMSOIL USAC/CRA SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: June 24, 2017 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.478; 2. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-16.653; 3. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.662; 4. Mike Spencer, 4S, Gansen-16.680; 5. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-16.693; 6. Ronnie Gardner, 12, Allen-16.712; 7. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.831; 8. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.911; 9. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.951; 10. Max Adams, 42, Cheney-17.100; 11. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.106; 12. Charles Davis Jr., 50, Massey-17.114; 13. Matt McCarthy, 28M, McCarthy-17.125; 14. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.146; 15. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-17.175; 16. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.187; 17. Stevie Sussex, 19, Reinbold/Underwood-17.209; 18. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.284; 19. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-17.377; 20. Bruce St. James, 7K, St. James-17.416; 21. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-17.556; 22. Verne Sweeney, 98V, Tracy-17.590; 23. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-17.699; 24. Randy Waitman, 90, Waitman-18.102; 25. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-18.107; 26. Gary Marshall Jr., 72, Marshall-19.018; 27. Eddie Tafoya, 51T, Tafoya-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Gansen, 2. Adams, 3. Spencer, 4. C.Williams, 5. Swanson, 6. McCarthy, 7. L.Williams, 8. Hendricks, 9. Sweeney. 2:50.55.

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. D.Gardner, 2. Bender, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Malcolm, 6. St. James, 7. Ellertson, 8. Marshall, 9. Sussex. 2:51.38

CIRCLE TRACK PERFORMANCE / KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Johnson, 3. Roa, 4. Davis, 5. R.Gardner, 6. Colston, 7. Edwards, 8. Waitman. 2:51.37

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED / PYROTECT RACING CELLS SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Malcolm, 3. R.Gardner, 4. L.Williams, 5. St. James, 6. McCarthy, 7. Edwards, 8. Sweeney, 9. Ellertson, 10. Hendricks, 11. Waitman, 12. Marshall, 13. Sussex. 3:25.85.

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. R.J. Johnson, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Ronnie Gardner, 4. Austin Williams, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Cody Williams, 7. Brody Roa, 8. Max Adams, 9. Charles Davis Jr., 10. Logan Williams, 11. A.J. Bender, 12. Matt McCarthy, 13. Bruce St. James, 14. Kyle Edwards, 15. Verne Sweeney, 16. Jeremy Ellertson, 17. Tom Hendricks, 18. Jace Vander Weerd, 19. Damion Gardner, 20. Chris Gansen, 21. Jake Swanson, 22. Tommy Malcolm. NT

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**Gansen flipped on lap 11 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Johnson

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / ROD END SUPPLY HARD CHARGER: Austin Williams (15th to 4th)

(Mike Grosswendt photo)