Bernal Takes Tulare USAC West Coast Sprint Car Honors

TULARE, Cal. (March 9, 2018) – Ryan Bernal continued his mastery of the Thunderbowl Raceway by winning Friday night’s 25-lap USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature.

Bernal made a late charge past Austin Liggett to post the victory.  Liggett settled for runner-up honors with Danny Faria, Jr., and Vander Weerd twins Richard and Jace rounding out the top five.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 9, 2018 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.320; 2. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.447; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.523; 4. Ryan Bernal, 73T, Ford-15.579; 5. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-15.604; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.636; 7. Johnathon Henry, 8, Richardson-15.719; 8. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-16.079; 9. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-16.141; 10. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-16.198; 11. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-16.211; 12. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-16.279; 13. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-16.320; 14. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-16.959; 15. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-18.688.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1.  R.Vander Weerd, 2. Guardino, 3. Faria, 4. McQueen, 5. Henry, 6. Stolz, 7. Ervine, 8. Timmons. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / ROD END SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. Bernal, 3. Liggett, 4. Shaw, 5. Wiley, 6. Hix, 7. Bock. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Austin Liggett, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Koen Shaw, 7. Brandon Wiley, 8. Shannon McQueen, 9. Britton Bock, 10. Steve Hix,  11. Tristan Guardino, 12. Ryan Timmons, 13. Ryan Stolz, 14. Austin Ervine, 15. Johnathon Henry. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-28 Liggett, Laps 29-30 Bernal

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Britton Bock (14th to 9th)