Clauson Sweeps Weekend With “Sokola” Victory At Perris

Bryan Clauson
Bryan Clauson

Perris, CA — Bryan Clauson of Noblesville, Ind. completed a “sweep" of USAC Sprint car victories Saturday night at Perris Auto Speedway, winning the “Sokola Classic" USAC/CRA AMSOIL series debut at the half-mile dirt oval. Wheeling the Mike Martin owned Cancer Treatment Centers of America/Jonathan Byrd’s Racing machine, Clauson passed Richard Vander Weerd on lap 13 and proceeded to lead the final 18 laps to beat Vander Weerd, Brody Roa, Josh Hodges and Mike Spencer. The victory was Clauson’s sixth in USAC competition this season and places him atop the USAC/CRA standings entering the April 16 race at Perris.

USAC/CRA AMSOIL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 5, 2016 – Perris, California – Perris Auto Speedway – “Sokola Shootout"

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Bryan Clauson, 16B, Martin-16.529; 2. Austin Williams, 2, Jory-16.607; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.730; 4. Mike Spencer, 50 Chaffin-16.749; 5. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-16.865; 6. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-16.914; 7. Trent Williams, 52, Williams-16.920; 8. Cody Williams, 44, Jory-16.957; 9. Matt Rossi, 02, Rossi-16.994; 10. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-17.002; 11. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.038; 12. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-17.049; 13. Matt Mitchell, 9, McDonald-17.049; 14. Parker Colston, 64, Gore-17.082; 15. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-17.102; 16. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-17.185; 17. A.J. Bender, 21, Bender-17.299; 18. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.310; 19. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.349; 20. Verne Sweeney, 98V, Tracy-17.391; 21. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-17.864; 22. Eddie Tafoya, 51T, Tafoya-17.967; 23. Matt Stewart, 84, Stewart-18.070; 24. Mikey Lovas, 36, Lovas-18.111; 25. Tony Everhart, 55, Everhart-18.429; 26. Logan Williams, 5, Jory-NT; 27. Andrew Sweeney, 98JR, Tracy-NT; 28. Damion Gardner, 4, Alexander-NT; 29. Dave Darland, 42, Cheney-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Malcolm, 2. Spencer, 3. Clauson, 4. T.Williams, 5. Adams, 6. J.Vander Weerd, 7. Everhart, 8. Mitchell, 9. Tafoya. 2:49.47

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Colston, 3. Bender, 4. Hodges, 5. C.Williams, 6. L.Williams, 7. V.Sweeney, 8. Stewart, 9. A.Williams. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Johnson, 2. Rossi, 3. Faria, 4. Roa, 5. Swanson, 6. Gansen, 7. Ellertson, 8. Lovas. 2:24.01

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. A.Williams, 3. Adams, 4. C.Williams, 5. Mitchell, 6. Gansen, 7. L.Williams, 8. V.Sweeney, 9. J.Vander Weerd, 10. Ellertson, 11. Tafoya, 12. Lovas, 13. Stewart. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 3. Brody Roa, 4. Josh Hodges, 5. Mike Spencer, 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Cody Williams, 9. R.J. Johnson, 10. Max Adams, 11. Parker Colston, 12. A.J. Bender, 13. Jace Vander Weerd, 14. Logan Williams, 15. Jeremy Ellertson, 16. Chris Gansen, 17. Austin Williams, 18. Trent Williams, 19. Tommy Malcolm, 20. Matt Mitchell, 21. Verne Sweeney, 22. Matt Rossi, 23. Damion Gardner. NT

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**A.Sweeney flipped during qualifications. A.Williams flipped during second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 13-30 Clauson.

NEW USAC/CRA AMSOIL SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Clauson-82, 2-R.Vander Weerd-75, 3-Roa-70, 4-Hodges-68, 5-Spencer-68, 6-Swanson-63, 7-Faria-58, 8-Johnson-54, 9-C.Williams-50, 10-Colston-48.

NEXT USAC/CRA AMSOIL SPRINT CAR RACE: April 16 – Perris (CA) Auto Speedway

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