CLAUSON CLOSES 2009 WITH 11TH USAC WIN
Mike Spencer of Temecula, Calif. is the first driver to claim a second Lucas Oil USAC/CRA Sprint Car crown, wrapping up the championship with a fifth-place finish in Saturday night’s “Glenn Howard Memorial” finale at Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway.
Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. scored his 11th USAC feature victory of the 2010 season Saturday night, leading all 30 laps at the half-mile dirt Perris oval. Clauson, who also won Thursday night’s “Turkey Night Grand Prix” Midget race at Irwindale, Calif., put his Parker Stone Company Maxim/Gaerte in victory lane and was never seriously challenged during the 30-lap contest.
Tony Jones, who started on the pole but declined the option to take the $30,000 Glenn Howard Challenge and retained his starting spot instead of going to the back of the field, finished second ahead of Damion Gardner, Garrett Hansen and Spencer.
Spencer’s car owner, Ron Chaffin Motorsports of Madera, Calif., also emerged as the series car owner champions.