Leary Scores At Oval Nationals, Increases National Points Lead

In his eighth entry into the USAC Ovals Nationals, C.J. Leary claimed the top prize. Leary started his evening by earning the pole position in the 40-lap main event with a victory in the six-lap, six-car Super Six dash.

Heat races followed the Super Six dash, with each heat advancing two drivers to the main event. Two Semi-mains would determine the remainder of the feature event lineup.

Chris Windom finished in second with Damion Gardner rounding out the top three finishers.

C.J. Leary and Chase Stockon sat on the front row of the main, with Stockon jumping out to an early lead with Leary chasing. Stockon would stay in front for 17 Laps, when Leary moved to the bottom line, then used a strong drive off of turn two to complete the pass. From there, Leary used the preferred line to score the win.

Leary celebrates with Davey Jones and Andy Reinbold.

Leary capitalized on the event’s final night, earning the maximum points by winning the feature. This extended his National Championship points lead by 12 points, 44 points ahead of Tyler Courtney with one weekend of racing remaining.

USAC NATIONAL, USAC/CRA, AND USAC SOUTHWEST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: November 9, 2019 – Perris Auto Speedway – Perris, California – “24th Annual Budweiser Oval Nationals presented by All Coast Construction”

Qualifying: 1. Damion Gardner, 4X, Alexander-16.362; 2, Max Adams, 73T, Ford-16.406; 3. Austin Williams, 92, Sertich-16.491; 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.527; 5. Kevin Thomas Jr., 19, Hayward/Thomas-16.543; 6. Jake Swanson, 34AZ, Grau/Burkhart-16.553; 7. Chris Windom, 5G, Parallax/Goacher-16.560; 8. Logan Seavey, 19L, Reinbold/Underwood-16.684;  9. Bud Kaeding, 0, Williams-16.720; 10. Stevie Sussex, 12, Allen-16.752; 11. Thomas Meseraull, 13M, Gile-16.777; 12. Charles Davis Jr., 47, Davis-16.782; 13. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.827; 14. Tommy Malcolm, 5X, Napier-16.853; 15. R.J. Johnson, 51, Martin-16.908; 16. Cody Williams, 44, Williams-16.914; 17. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-16.919; 18. Bill Rose, 6, Rose/Miller-16.929; 19. Brody Roa, 42, Cheney-16.959; 20. Josh Hodges, 74X, Hodges-16.992; 21. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-17.015; 22. Hunter Schuerenberg, 19S, Reinbold/Underwood-17.070; 23. Chris Bonneau, 15, Bonneau-17.077; 24. Dennis Gile, 13G, Gile-17.151; 25. Verne Sweeney, 98, Tracy-17.153; 26. Chris Gansen, 4G, Gansen-17.160; 27. Eddiie Tafoya Jr., 51T, Tafoya-17.399; 28. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-17.643; 29. Joel Rayborne, 12B, Blair-17.818; 30. Will Perkins, 50, Perkins-18.902; 31. Frank Rodgers, 6R, Rodgers-NT.

First Heat: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Gardner, 3. Kaeding, 4. Thomas, 5. Cling, 6. Hix, 7. Sweeney, 8. Rayborne.

Second Heat: (10 laps) 1. Adams, 2. Swanson, 3. Sussex, 4. Malcolm, 5. Schuerenberg, 6. Gansen, 7. Rose, 8. Perkins.

Third Heat: (10 laps) 1. Meseraull, 2. Windom, 3. Johnson, 4. A.Williams, 5. Roa, 6. Bonneau, 7. Tafoya.

Fourth Heat: (10 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Seavey, 3. Hodges, 4. Davis, 5. C.Williams, 6. Gile.

Super Six Dash: (6 laps) 1. C.J. Leary (#19AZ Reinbold/Underwood), 2. Chase Stockon (#32 32-TBI), 3. Justin Grant (#4 TOPP), 4. Brady Bacon (#69 Dymanics), 5. Tyler Courtney (#7BC Clauson/Marshall/Newman), 6. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd).

First Semi: (12 laps) 1. A.Williams, 2. Davis, 3. Kaeding, 4. Schuerenberg, 5. Johnson, 6. Rose, 7. Gile, 8. Tafoya, 9. Sweeney, 10. Hix, 11. Perkins.

Second Semi: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Roa, 3. Sussex, 4. C.Williams, 5. Malcolm, 6. Bonneau, 7. Gansen, 8. Cling, 9. Rayborne.

Feature: (40 laps, with starting positions) 1. C.J. Leary (1), 2. Chris Windom (8), 3. Damion Gardner (7), 4. Chase Stockon (2), 5. Tyler Courtney (5), 6. Kevin Thomas Jr. (16), 7. Jake Swanson (13), 8. Austin Williams (15), 9. Richard Vander Weerd (6), 10. Bud Kaeding (17), 11. Jace Vander Weerd (9), 12. Brady Bacon (4), 13. Thomas Meseraull (11), 14. R.J. Johnson (23), 15. Tommy Malcolm (22), 16. Charles Davis Jr. (21), 17. Max Adams (12), 18. Logan Seavey (10), 19. Justin Grant (3), 20. Stevie Sussex (20), 21. Josh Hodges (25), 22. Cody Williams (24), 23. Chris Gansen (27), 24. Eddie Tafoya Jr. (26), 25. Austin Liggett (14), 26. Brody Roa (18), 27. Chris Bonneau (28), 28. Hunter Schuerenberg (19).

*Austin Liggett flipped on lap 35 of the feature.

Feature Lap Leaders: Laps 1-16 Chase Stockon, Laps 17-40 C.J. Leary.

Prosource Hard Work Award: Cody Williams

Hard Charger: Kevin Thomas, Jr. (16th to 6th)

USAC AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship Points: 1-C.J. Leary-2,192, 2-Tyler Courtney-2,148, 3-Brady Bacon-2,029, 4-Kevin Thomas, Jr.-2,027, 5-Chris Windom-2,020, 6-Justin Grant-2,012, 7-Chase Stockon-1,935, 8-Jason McDougal-1,493, 9-Carson Short-1,361, 10-Isaac Chapple-1,193.

NEW AMSOIL USAC/CRA Sprint Car Points: 1-Gardner-1382, 2-Williams-1323, 3-Roa-1227, 4-Swanson-1138, 5-Gansen-846, 6-Malcolm-829, 7-Davis-745, 8-R.Vander Weerd-683, 9-Tafoya-672, 10-Johnson-670.

About the author

Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
Read My Articles

Dirt Track Racing delivered to your Inbox Weekly!

Build your own custom newsletter with the content you love from OneDirt, directly to your inbox, absolutely FREE!

Free WordPress Themes
ONEDIRT NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

OneDirt - Dirt Track Racing Magazine

We'll send you the most interesting Street Rod articles, news, car features, and videos every week.

OneDirt - Dirt Track Racing Magazine

ONEDIRT NEWSLETTER - SIGN UP FREE!

We will safeguard your e-mail and only send content you request.

OneDirt - Dirt Track Racing Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...



Hot Rods & Muscle Cars

Diesel Army

Engine Tech

OneDirt - Dirt Track Racing Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Subscribe to more FREE Online Magazines!

We think you might like...

  • Hot Rods & Muscle Cars
  • Diesel Army
  • Engine Tech

OneDirt - Dirt Track Racing Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

OneDirt - Dirt Track Racing Magazine

Thank you for your subscription.

Thank you for your subscription.

Loading