Courtesy: Dick Jordan, USAC

Damion Gardner of Concord, Calif. came from 15th starting position to win Thursday night's 30-lap Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic USAC Amsoil National/CRA Sprint feature at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track. Gardner didn't crack the top-10 until lap 19, then methodically chased down the leaders and took the lead from Dave Darland on lap 28. He pulled away from the field in his Pace Lightning Eagle/Shaver to beat Darland, Chris Windom, Tracy Hines and fast qualifier Jerry Coons Jr. Gardner leads the National standings entering Saturday night's "Sokola Classic" at the Perris (Calif.) Auto Speedway, but trails Coons by two points in the new CRA standings. Gardner also won the two National series openers in Tampa, Fla. earlier this month.

AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL & CRA SPRINT RACE RESULTS: February 25, 2010 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - "Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jones, 2. Spencer, 3. Hmiel, 4. Sheridan, 5. Shuman, 6. Bragg, 7. Coons, 8. Cummins, 9. Shedarowich. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Gardner, 2. Sweet, 3. Windom, 4. Miller, 5. Hines, 6. Burdette, 7. Bloom, 8. Crawford. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Ballou, 3. Kaeding, 4. Boat, 5. Kruseman, 6. Wilson, 7. Kershaw, 8. Ricky Williams. NT

FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Herrera, 3. Clarke, 4. Mellenberndt, 5. A.Williams, 6. C.Williams, 7. Mero, 8. Carlile. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Coons, 2. Shuman, 3. Hines, 4. Wilson, 5. Ricky Williams, 6. Burdette, 7. Mero, 8. Kruseman, 9. Crawford, 10. Bloom, 11. Cummins, 12. Bragg, 13. C.Williams, 14. Shedarowich, 15. A.Williams. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Chris Windom, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Jerry Coons Jr., 6. Seth Wilson, 7. Bryan Clauson, 8. Johnny Herrera, 9. Henry Clarke, 10. Robert Ballou, 11. Mike Spencer, 12. Casey Shuman, 13. Brad Sweet, 14. Blake Miller, 15. Bud Kaeding, 16. Chad Boat, 17. Shane Hmiel, 18. Danny Sheridan, 19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Cory Kruseman, 21. Brett Burdette, 22. Cody Williams, 23. Levi Jones, 24. Ricky Willliams. NT

SWEET STAYS UNBEATEN, TAKES LAS VEGAS MIDGET FEATURE

Las Vegas, NV.......Brad Sweet of Grass Valley, Calif. continues as the early leader in the 2010 USAC Mopar National and Western Midget Series following his 30-lap feature victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway's dirt track Thursday night. He led the first six laps, then trailed Chad Boat until the white-flag lap when he regained the top spot in his Kasey Kahne Racing Ollie's Bargain Outlet/Auto Value Spike/Mopar to win the Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic race. He takes the point lead to Perris Calif. Saturday night for the "Sokola Classic." Boat took second after leading 22 laps, finishing ahead of Brad Loyet, Darren Hagen and Tracy Hines. Driver Alex Bowman of Tucson, Ariz. flipped during the second heat race and was transported to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment of undisclosed injuries.


MOPAR USAC NATIONAL & WESTERN MIDGET RACE RESULTS: February 25, 2010 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track - "Las Vegas Super Sprint Classic"

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Hines, 3. Coons, 4. East, 5. Kuhn .6. Boat, 7. Leffler, 8. Prickett, 9. Carrier. NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hagen, 2. Jones, 3. Sweet, 4. Kruseman, 5. Mero, 6. Daum, 7. Lowther, 8. Bowman, 9. Erickson. NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Loyet, 3. Clarke, 4. Hess, 5. McQueen, 6. Clouser, 7. Josett, 8. Schutte, 9. Postle. NT

SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Boat, 2. Daum, 3. Leffler, 4. Clouser, 5. Prickett, 6. Schutte, 7. Carrier, 8. Postle, 9. Josett, 10. Lowther, 11. Erickson. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Brad Sweet, 2. Chad Boat, 3. Brad Loyet, 4. Darren Hagen, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Levi Jones, 7. Mike Hess, 8. Dave Darland, 9. Cory Kruseman, 10. Bobby East, 11. Jason Leffler, 12. Bryan Clauson, 13. Jerry Coons Jr., 14. Alex Schutte, 15. Shannon McQueen, 16. Henry Clarke, 17. David Prickett, 18. Austin Mero, 19. Brad Kuhn, 20. Dennis Carrier, 21. Zach Daum. NT

Race notes: Bowman flipped in Turn 4 during the second heat and was transported to University Medical Center for a precautionary check-up. 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-6 Sweet, Laps 7-28 Boat, Laps 29-30 Sweet.

NEW MOPAR NATIONAL MIDGET POINTS: 1-Sweet-139; 2-Hines-118; 3-Loyet-114; 4-Hagen-108; 5-Darland-106; 6-East-101; 7-Clauson-89; 8-Hess-83; 9-Coons-80; 10-Kuhn-77.
NEW WESTERN MIDGET POINTS: 1-Sweet-139; 2-Hines-118; 3-Loyet-114; 4-Hagen-108; 5-Darland-106; 6-East-101; 7-Clauson-89; 8-Hess-83; 9-Coons-80; 10-Kuhn-77.