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Swanson, Windom, Bayston Share Spotlight at Friday’s 62nd “Night of Champions” Celebration

USAC National driving champions Kody Swanson, Chris Windom and Spencer Bayston shared the spotlight along with other 2017 USAC champions and special award recipients at Friday night’s 62nd USAC “Night of Champions” celebration at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind.

Swanson, of Kingsburg, CA, Windom, of Canton, IL, and Bayston, of Lebanon, IN, earned National championships. Swanson was a third-time Silver Crown titlist, Windom a first-time AMSOIL Sprint Car king and Bayston a first-time National Midget champ.

Justin Grant of Ione, CA secured the $5,000 Mike Curb “Super License” in memory of Bryan Clauson and the $2,500 ProSource “Fast Time” Award. The former was for scoring the most National points combined in the three series, while the latter was for posting the most National fast qualifying efforts during the campaign.

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Swanson, Windom, Bayston Celebrate USAC National Championships in Indianapolis Friday; Western Champs Celebrate January 27 in Las Vegas

USAC’s 62nd “Night of Champions” National Awards Dinner is scheduled for Friday night, December 8, at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. Champions of USAC’s 2017 racing series will be honored during the gala evening.

Kody Swanson of Kingsburg, CA earned his third USAC Silver Crown Championship while Chris Windom of Canton, IL captured the AMSOIL National Sprint Car title. The National Midget Championship went to Spencer Bayston of Lebanon, IN.

The affair will be held again this year in conjunction with the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show (PRI), which will be held December 7-9 at the Indiana Convention Center, located just one block south of the banquet facility.

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Sunshine Fries Bacon in Ventura USAC West Coast Sprint Showdown

Ventura, California………Tyler Courtney worked his way around previous night’s winner Brady Bacon with 11 laps remaining to score Thursday’s 77th “Turkey Night Grand Prix” USAC West Coast Sprint Car “Special Event” victory at Ventura Raceway co-sanctioned by VRA.

Courtney has now notched wins in five different USAC divisions in 2017 with triumphs in the Silver Crown, AMSOIL National Sprint, National Midget, CRA Sprint and West Coast Sprint divisions.

Behind Courtney at the checkered of the 30-lap feature were Bacon, who led 16 laps before Courtney got by.  Chase Briscoe was third ahead of early leader Klint Simpson with Brody Roa rounding out the top-five.

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Bacon Feasts at Ventura for USAC West Coast Sprint Win

Ventura, California………Brady Bacon captured Wednesday’s USAC West Coast/VRA Sprint Car feature on night one of the 77th “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura Raceway.

The two-time USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car champ from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma zipped around Troy Rutherford on the fifth lap of the 20-lap points-free “Special Event” feature and cruised to a commanding two-and-a-half second victory ahead of Rutherford, Carson Macedo, Tyler Courtney and Max Adams.

Also timing in second during midget practice Wednesday night, Bacon appears to be the frontrunner to capture Automotive Racing Products’ $50,000 bonus that will go to a driver who can win both the midget and sprint car feature on Thanksgiving night.  Four other drivers possessing rides in both races for Thursday night finished in the top-ten Wednesday: Tyler Courtney (4th), Chase Briscoe (7th), Jake Swanson (9th) and Michael Pickens (10th).

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Turkey Night Live on Speed Shift TV Both Wed. & Thurs.!

Ventura, California………Both nights of the 77th running of the “Turkey Night Grand Prix” from Ventura Raceway will be LIVE on http://www.SpeedShiftTV.com/.
“Turkey Night” from the seaside oval begins Wednesday, Nov. 22 with a full program featuring the USAC West Coast and VRA Sprint Cars, plus an open practice for midgets.  The following night, Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov. 23, will once again include the sprint cars as well as the prestigious, 98-lap midget race.
At press time, a hefty field of 52 drivers have entered for the famed midget race, which includes heavy hitters such as past “Turkey Night” winners Dave Darland (2007 & 2013), Kyle Larson (2012 & 2016), Christopher Bell (2014) and Tanner Thorson (2015), plus 2017 USAC National Midget winners Justin Grant, Brady Bacon, Tyler Courtney, Michael Pickens, series point leader Spencer Bayston and Chad Boat as well diverse racing standouts Brad Sweet and Chase Briscoe among many others.

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Petaluma USAC West Coast Sprint Results

Ensign Tops Petaluma West Coast Sprints

Petaluma, CA……..Geoff Ensign of Sebastopol, Calif. won Saturday night’s 25-lap USAC West Coast Sprint race at Petaluma Speedway. He passed Danny Faria Jr. on lap 10 and led the rest of the way ato beat Tristan Guardino, Cory Elliott, Austin Liggett and Ryan Timmons. Faria was sixth.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 28,-2017 – Petaluma, California – Petalma Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Geoff Ensign, 44, Ensign-13.728 (New Track Record); 2. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-13.838; 3. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-13.860; 4. Jake Swanson, 12, Dale-13.942; 5. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-13.965; 6. Joe Stornetta Jr., 8, Richardson-13.975; 7. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.024; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, McQueen-14.048; 9. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-14.250; 10. Shawn Arriaga, 56, Arriaga-14.297; 11. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-14.345; 12. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-14.452; 13. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-14.543; 14. Steven Garris, 58, Garria-14.576; 15. Nick Larson, 24N, Larson-14.765; 16. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-14.883; 17. Bill Cornwell, 3, Garrison-14.892; 18. Will Fatu, 42, Fatu-15.331; 19. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman-15.337; 20. Bob Davis, 3R, Davis-15.402; 21. Benjamin Catron, 4, Catron-15.533; 22. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-16.103.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Swanson, 3. Arriaga, 4. Liggett, 5. Stolz, 6. Hix, 7. Conway, 8. Ervine. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Adams, 2. McQueen, 3. Timmons, 4. Garris, 5. Wiley, 6. Davis. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Guardino, 2. Faria, 3. Elliott, 4. Larson, 5. Fatu, 6. Catron, 7. Stornetta. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Geoff Ensign, 2. Tristan Guardino, 3. Cory Elliott, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Ryan Timmons, 6. Danny Faria Jr., 7. Max Adams, 8. Shawn Arriaga, 9. Shannon McQueen, 10. Nick Larson, 11. Ryan Stolz, 12. Bob Davis, 13. Hobie Conway, 14. Jake Swanson, 15. Will Fatu, 16. Brandon Wiley, 17. Joe Stornetta Jr., 18. Steven Garris, 19. Benjamin Catron, 20. Austin Ervine, 21. Steve Hix, 22. Bill Cornwell. NT
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**Adams flipped on lap 6 of the feature. Garris flipped on lap 18 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Faria, Laps 10-25 Ensign

BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Cory Elliott (9th to 3rd)

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Swanson-844, 2-Liggett-794, 3-Bernal-699, 4-Guardino-693, 5-Richard Vander Weerd-648, 6-Faria-624, 7-Jace Vander Weerd-618, 8-Timmons-556, 9-Adams-551, 10-Cody Majors-547.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: August 12 – Santa Maria (CA) Raceway – “Bud Stanfield Memorial”

Sources: USAC PR

Watsonville USAC West Coast Sprint Results

Liggett Sweeps the “Ocean” in West Coast Sprints

Watsonville, CA……..Austin Liggett of Tracy, Calif. led wire-to-wire to win Friday night’s 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint race at Ocean Speedway. Fast qualifier Jake Swanson was second ahead of Geoff Ensign, Shane Golobic and Ryan Bernal.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 28,-2017 – Watsonville, California – Ocean Speedway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jake Swanson, 12, Dale-13.144; 2. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-13.147; 3. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-13.296; 4. Geoff Ensign, 44, Ensign-13.321; 5. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.387; 6. Shane Golobic, 22, Day-13.443; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-13.537; 8. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-13.630; 9. Chase Johnson, 68, Thomas-13.636; 10. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-13.636; 11. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-13.825; 12. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-13.842; 13. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-13.893; 14. Gary Nelson Jr., 6N, Nelson-13.926; 15. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-13.969; 16. Jeremy Chisum, 8, Chisum-14.007; 17. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman-14.128; 18. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-14.227; 19. Evan Bonnema, 59, Bonnema-14.282; 20. Austin Ervine, 51, Ervine-15.375; 21. Benjamin Catron, 4, Catron-15.971.

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Ventura USAC West Coast Sprint Race Results

Swanson Prevails in “Battle of the Beach 2” at Ventura

Ventura, CA……..Jake Swanson of Anaheim, Calif. won Saturday night’s “Battle of the Beach 2” USAC West Coast sprint race at Ventura Raceway. He took the lead on the white-flag lap and led the final two circuits to win the 30-lapper over Austin Liggett, Max Adams, Tristan Guardino and Cory Elliott. Landon Cling, Elliott, and Troy Rutherford also led the race.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: July 8,-2017 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – “ARP Battle of the Beach Race #2”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Danny Sheridan, 73, Ford-12.320; 2. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-12.346; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.351; 4. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-12.391; 5. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-12.576; 6. Bruce Douglass, 13, Davis-12.579; 7. Jake Swanson, 12, Dale-12.676; 8. Troy Rutherford, 79, Buckley-12.810; 9. Josh Lakatos, 4K, Kruseman-12.829; 10. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-12.910; 11. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-12.944; 12. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-12.953; 13. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-12.996; 14. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-13.015; 15. Landon Cling, 16K, Kruseman-13.030; 16. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-13.101; 17. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-13.103; 18. Charlie Butcher, 96, Butcher-13.119; 19. Luis Espinoza, 09, Espinzoa-13.209; 20. Sterling Cling, 21K, Kruseman-13.252; 21. Patrick Clark, 2K, Kruseman-13.256; 22. Guy Woodward, 24, Woodward-13.316; 23. Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-13.345; 24. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-13.415; 25. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-13.943.
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Hanford USAC West Coast Sprint Results

Liggett Tops at Keller Auto Speedway

Hanford, CA……..Austin Liggett of Tracy, Calif. won Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint race at Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds. He passed Danny Faria Jr. on lap 15 and led the rest of the way to beat Faria, Jake Swanson, Cody Majors and Richard Vander Weerd.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 17,-2017 – Hanford, California – Keller Auto Speedway at the Kings Fairgrounds

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-16.343; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.366; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.461; 4. Klint Simpson, 3F, Finkenbinder-16.545; 5. Michael Faccinto, 81X, Watt-16.724; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.793; 7. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-16.937; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.999; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-17.052; 10. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-17.106; 11. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-17.124; 12. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-17.274; 13. Tristan Guardino, 81, Watt-17.372; 14. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-17.488; 15. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-17.502; 16. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.742; 17. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-17.948; 18. Landon Cling, 16K, Kruseman-NT.
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Santa Maria USAC West Coast Sprint Results

Last Lap “Ron Otto Memorial” Victory for Bernal at Santa Maria

Santa Maria, CA……..USAC West Coast Sprint Car point leader Ryan Bernal scored a last-lap victory in Saturday night’s 30-lap “Ron Otto Memorial” at Santa Maria Raceway. Jake Swanson led the first 29 laps but took second ahead of Max Adams, Jimmy Thompson, and Cody Majors.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: June 10, 2017 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Raceway – “Ron Otto Memorial” – Co-sanctioned with Santa Maria 360 Sprints

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-13.732; 2. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-13.741; 3. Danny Sheridan, 8, Richardson-13.829; 4. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-13.838; 5. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-13.859; 6. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-13.887; 7. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.982; 8. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-13.953; 9. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-14.006; 10. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-14.007; 11. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-14.061; 12. Jimmy Thompson, 71, Thompson-14.119; 13. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-14.157; 14. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-14.297; 15. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-14.623; 16. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-14.787; 17. James Herrera, 5J, Herrera-15.051; 18. Jordan Linson, 10J, Linson-15.154; 19. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-15.253; 20. Jevon Camp, 57X, Camp-16.287; 21. Sean Martin Jr., 71S, Thompson- NT
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VENTURA USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE RESULTS

Bernal Wins ARP “Battle at the Beach #1” at Ventura

Ventura, CA……..Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. passed Kyle Smith on the 22nd lap and led the final nine laps to win Saturday night’s 30-lap “ARP Battle of the Beach #1” USAC West Coast Sprint race co-sanctioned by VRA. Smith finished second ahead of Max Adams, Jace Vander Weerd and Cody Majors.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: June 3, 2017 – Ventura, California – Ventura Raceway – “ARP Battle of the Beach Race #1” – Co-sanctioned with VRA

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kenny Perkins, 0K, Perkins-12.085 (New Track Record), 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-12.140; 3. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-12.192; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.243; 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-12.244; 6. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt- 12.375; 7. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-12.456; 8. Kalib Henry, 81, Watt-12.456; 9. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-12.468; 10. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-12.479; 11. Michael Faccinto, 81X, Watt-12.545; 12. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-12.574; 13. Mike Spencer, 21K, Kruseman-12.707; 14. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-12.752; 15. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-12.783; 16. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-12.863; 17. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-12.920; 18. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-12.966; 19. Chris Meredith, 66, Clawson-13.163; 20. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman-13.173; 21. Charlie Butcher, 96, Butcher-13.236; 22. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-NT.

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Ventura Hosts USAC vs. VRA’s “Battle of the Beach” Saturday

This Saturday, June 3rd, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will invade the Ventura County Fairgrounds for their first of four appearances at Ventura Raceway. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the “ARP Battle of the Beach Race #1” is co-sanctioned with the VRA Sprint Cars. The action packed card will also feature IMCA Modifieds, California Lightning Sprints, and USAC NOW 600 Micro Sprints. The Pit Gates will open at Noon, the Front Gates will open at 3:00pm, with Racing scheduled for 5:30pm at “The Best Little Dirt Track in America.”

To date, the Ventura County Fairgrounds has held four West Coast Sprint Car races. Johnathon Henry won the “Grand Slam” event on April 4, 2009 and “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign set the track record of 12.226 on November 23, 2016. Last season, Tristan Guardino and Ensign claimed the checkered flags at the “Turkey Night Grand Prix.” A complete series win list at Ventura is at the bottom of this release.

Entering the ninth point race, Ryan Bernal (Hollister, California) sits atop the point standings. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Edgewater Construction / Sun Valley Ag Transport XXX, Bernal won Tulare’s “Chris and Brian Faria Memorial” on May 20th. At press time, the two-time USAC Western Classic Champion has posted four feature wins, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, three heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 59 feature laps led to his credit. Ryan leads all drivers with 31 career series wins and is always a threat to win.

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Tulare USAC West Coast Sprint Race Results

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: May 20, 2017 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Speedway – “Chris & Brian Faria Memorial”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.083; 2. Kyle Hirst, 51T, Roth-16.181; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.294; 4. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.308; 5. Joe Stornetta Jr., 3F, Finkenbinder-16.483; 6. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-16.607; 7. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.659; 8. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-16.679; 9. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.686; 10. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.845; 11. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-16.901; 12. Scotty Farmer, 81, Watt-16.976; 13. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-17.190; 14. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.315; 15. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-17.376; 16. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-17.479; 17. Gary Nelson Jr., 6N, Nelson-17.498; 18. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.522; 19. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-17.790; 20. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-18.031; 21. Benjamin Catron, 4, Catron-20.027; 22. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Liggett, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Swanson, 5. Timmons, 6. Wiley, 7. Garris. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. McQueen, 2. Stornetta, 3. Hirst, 4. Adams, 5. Sibley, 6. Nelson, 7. Strole. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Guardino, 4. Hix, 5. Stolz, 6. Catron, 7. Farmer. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Kyle Hirst, 3. Austin Liggett, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Danny Faria Jr., 6. Jake Swanson, 7. Max Adams, 8. Tristan Guardino, 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 10. Shannon McQueen, 11. Ryan Timmons, 12. Steven Garris, 13. Brandon Wiley, 14. Steve Hix, 15. Jeff Sibley,16. Ryan Stolz, 17. Joe Stornetta Jr., 18. Gary Nelson Jr., 19. Geoffrey Strole, 20. Benjamin Catron, 21. Scotty Farmer. NT
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Hanford USAC West Coast Sprint Race Results

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 29, 2017 – Hanford, California – Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.657; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.836; 3. Joe Stornetta Jr., 3F, Finkenbinder-16.862; 4. Jake Swanson, 41, Henry/Jones-16.894; 5. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-16.940; 6. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.079; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-17.096; 8. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-17.367; 9. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-17.502; 10. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-17.505; 11. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.583; 12. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-17.721; 13. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-17.881; 14. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-17.995; 15. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-18.162; 16. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-18.198; 17. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-18.237; 18. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-18.554; 19. Hobie Conway, 1K, Kruseman-18.920.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. R.Vander Weerd. 3. Wiley, 4. McQueen, 5. Swanson, 6. Smith, 7. Conway. NT

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Tulare USAC West Coast Sprint Race Results

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 22, 2017 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway – 4th Annual “Peter Murphy Classic”

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.061; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.170; 3. Joe Stornetta Jr., 3F, Finkenbinder-16.195; 4. Ryan Bernal, 56, Phulps-16.326; 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-16.347; 6. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.371; 7. Kyle Hirst, 51T, Roth-16.479; 8. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-16.489; 9. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-16.491; 10. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-16.577; 11. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-16.607; 12. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.766; 13. Billy Butler, 2K, Keller-16.787; 14. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-16.809; 15. Gary Nelson Jr., 6N, Nelson-16.940; 16. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.019; 17. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-17.088; 18. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-17.205; 19. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-17.443; 20. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-17.475; 21. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Hirst, 3. Liggett, 4. Butler, 5. Garris, 6. Shaw, 7. Hix. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Majors, 2. R. Vander Weerd, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Adams, 5. Wiley, 6. Timmons, 7. Stolz. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS/SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Stornetta, 3. Guardino, 4. Sibley, 5. Smith, 6. Strole, 7. Nelson. NT

COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED POLE SHUFFLE: 1. Faria, 2. Hirst, 3. Majors, 4. Bernal, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Stornetta. NT

FEATURE: (25 laps) 1. Kyle Hirst, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Austin Liggett, 6. Brandon Wiley, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Billy Butler, 9. Max Adams, 10. Jeff Sibley, 11. Steven Garris, 12. Kyle Smith, 13. Steve Hix, 14. Ryan Timmons, 15. Koen Shaw, 16. Cody Majors, 17. Tristan Guardino, 18. Gary Nelson Jr., 19. Joe Stornetta Jr., 20. Geoffrey Strole, 21. Ryan Stolz. NT

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Hanford USAC West Coast Sprint Race Results

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 25, 2017 – Hanford, California – Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-15.385; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.459; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.506; 4. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-15,705; 5. Tristan Guardino,15T, Guardino-15.762; 6. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-15.767; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.799; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.816; 9. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-15.843; 10. Geoff Ensign, 3, Finkenbinder-15.858; 11. Dalton Hill, 81D, DD-15.908; 12. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-15.984; 13. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-16.019; 14. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-16.328; 15. Billy Butler, 2K, Keller-16.479; 16. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Wiley-16.583; 17. Danny Parish, 1K, Kruseman-17.111; 18. Jay Ervine, 51, AJ-17.158; 19. Hobie Conway, 2KK, Kruseman-17.804; 20. Trenton Sparks, 3K, Kruseman-18.080; 21. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ensign, 2. Swanson, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Majors, 5. Garris, 6. Wiley, 7. Conway. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Guardino, 4. Hill, 5. Parish, 6. Hix, 7. Sparks. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Sibley, 2. McQueen, 3. Liggett, 4. Timmons, 5. Butler, 6. Ervine. NT

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Hanford Hosts Saturday’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rumble

Fresh off two nights at Tulare, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars are ready to clash at the Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds. Making their first of three appearances at the Hanford, California oval, the fifth point race will also feature the Western Racesaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, and Mini Stocks. The pit gates will open at 2:00 pm, the front gates open at 5:00 pm, and racing is scheduled for 7:00 pm. For more information, visit the track’s website at www.racekingsspeedway.com or call 559.651.1990.

Heading into Saturday’s event, the Kings County Fairgrounds has hosted forty-four USAC West Coast Sprint Car races. Richard Vander Weerd leads all drivers with nine victories and veteran Peter Murphy set the 1-lap qualifying track record of 15.290 on March 13, 2010. Last year, Vander Weerd scored two Hanford victories and Brody Roa took the checkered flags on June 26th. A complete series win list at Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds is at the end of this release.

After winning three out of four point races, Ryan Bernal (Hollister, California) has a 45-point advantage over the competition. Racing Keith Ford’s #73 Naturipe / Edgewater Construction XXX, Bernal ran third and first at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. To date, the two-time USAC Western Classic Champion has also posted one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award, one heat race victory, one BR Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard Charger Award, four top-10 finishes, and 57 feature laps led. Ryan leads all drivers with 30 series wins and is a favorite to watch.

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TULARE USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RESULTS

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 18, 2017 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.576; 2. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-16.631; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.677; 4. Geoff Ensign, Finkenbinder-16.712; 5. Jake Swanson, 92, Sertich-16.748; 6. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.911; 7. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-16.966; 8. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-17.087; 9. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.130; 10. Cody Majors, 81M, Watt-17.209; 11. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-17.337; 12. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-17.499; 13. Steven Garris, 58, Garris-17.587; 14. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Wiley-17.633; 15. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-17.636; 16. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-17.706; 17. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.730; 18. Jeff Sibley, 42N, Sibley-17.740; 19. Jim Richardson, 8, Richardson-18.048; 20. Jay Ervine, 51, AJ-18.336; 21. Garrett Long, 38, Long-NT.

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20 Dates Set for USAC Southwest Sprints in 2017

Twenty events align the Sands Chevrolet USAC Southwest Sprint Car schedule for the 2017 season with dates at traditional series venues throughout the states of Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico.

Peoria, Arizona’s Canyon Speedway Park kicks off the docket with the “Steve Stroud Memorial” on Feb. 11. A month-long break follows before the series returns with a bang in back-to-back nights of rapid fire succession in conjunction with the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars for the “Outlaw Showdown” at The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9-10.

Seven dates apiece are slotted for Arizona Speedway and Canyon Speedway Park. Arizona greets the series in the fourth race of the season on March 18 with additional dates set for April. 29, May 20, June 10, September 9 and the season-enders at the 50th “Western World Championships” on November 3-4.

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