Guardino Tops USAC West Coast Season Finale

SANTA MARIA, Cal. (October 7, 2017) – Fremont, California’s Tristan Guardino led all 30 laps to score his first USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of the season. Fast qualifier Max Adams, Austin Liggett, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., and Grant Anderson followed Guardino to the checkered flags at Santa Maria Raceway. Twenty-two racers signed in the pit area and Jake Swanson of Anaheim, California clinched the series championship. The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will return to action for two non-point special events during the annual “Turkey Night Grand Prix” at Ventura Raceway.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: October 7, 2017 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Raceway – “Championship Night” – Co-Sanctioned with Santa Maria Sprints

WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-13.688; 2. Jimmy Thompson, 71, Thompson-13.773; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.963; 4. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-13.973; 5. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-14.049; 6. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-14.054; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-14.055; 8. Jake Swanson, 12, Dale-14.134; 9. Jordan Linson-14.221; 10. Garrett Long, 38, Long-14.236; 11. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-14.292; 12. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-14.298; 13. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-14.373; 14. Gary Nelson Jr., 2K, Keller-14.451; 15. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-14.465; 16. Grant Anderson, 81X, Watt-14.477; 17. Dalton Hill, 81D, Hill-14.505; 18. Ryan Stolz, 63, Stolz-14.634; 19. James Herrera, 5J, Herrera-15.010; 20. Bill Jones, 16J, Herrera-15.509; 21. Austin Ervine, 51, Ervine-NT; 22. Benjamin Catron, 4, Catron-NT.

EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Adams, 3. Anderson, 4. Long, 5. Hix, 6. Herrera, 7. Timmons, 8. Catron. NT

BROWN & MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Swanson, 2. Smith, 3. Carter, 4. Nelson, 5. Steve Demott (#16J Herrera), 6. Thompson, 7. Hill. NT

KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Guardino, 2. Linson, 3. Wiley, 4. Liggett, 5. Hendricks, 6. Stolz, 7. Ervine. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Tristan Guardino, 2. Max Adams, 3. Austin Liggett, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Grant Anderson, 6. Kyle Smith, 7. Brandon Wiley, 8. Tom Hendricks, 9. Steve Hix, 10. Dalton Hill, 11. Ryan Timmons, 12. Gary Nelson, 13. Garrett Long, 14. Jordan Linson, 15. James Herrera, 16. Trent Carter, 17. Austin Ervine, 18. Jake Swanson, 19. Steve Demott, 20. Ben Catron, 21. Ryan Stolz. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Guardino.

BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Dalton Hill (20th to 10th)

FINAL USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SPECIAL EVENTS: November 22&23 – Ventura Raceway (CA) Raceway – “Turkey Night Grand Prix”

(Lance Jennings photo)