3.15.13 USAC West Coast Sprints Results - Dirt Racing Report

3.15.13 USAC West Coast Sprints Results

Tulare, CA……..Ryan Bernal of Hollister, Calif. wheeled the Keith Ford King Racing Products/A & A Precision Machine Spike/Mopar to victory in Friday night’s 15-lap 2013 USAC West Coast Sprint Car opener at Thunderbowl Raceway. Trailing Bernal to the checkered flag in the event halted by time constraints were Markus Niemela, Bud Kaeding, Danny Faria Jr. and Jace Vander Weerd.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 15, 2013 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Faria), 3. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 4. Jeff Sibley (#18 Watt), 5. Marty Hawkins (#3M Hawkins), 6. Kolby Araki (#30K Araki), 7. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst). NT

SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Markus Niemela (#81 Watt), 2. Ricky Kirkbride (#87 Van Meter), 3. Rusty Carlile (#51 Carlile), 4. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 5. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 6. Joe Stornetta (#3F Finkenbinder). NT

THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 3. Ryan Bernal (#73 Ford), 4. Andy Ferris (#4J Ferris), 5. Jonathan Logan (#32 Evett/Logan), 6. Terry Nichols (#33 Nichols). NT

DASH: (6 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. Niemela, 3. Bernal, 4. R. Vander Weerd, 5. J. Vander Weerd, 6. Faria, 7. Kirkbride, 8. Carlile. NT

FEATURE: (15 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Markus Niemela, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Landon Hurst, 7. Ricky Kirkbride, 8. Marty Hawkins, 9. Rusty Carlile, 10. Andy Ferris, 11. Jeff Sibley, 12. Chris Ennis, 13. Jim Richardson, 14. Kolby Araki, 15. Richard Vander Weerd, 16. Jonathan Logan, 17. Terry Nichols, 18. Austin Liggett, 19. Joe Stornetta. NT

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**Liggett flipped during the feature. Nichols flipped during the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-10 Niemela, Laps 11-15 Bernal.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-66, 2-Niemela-65, 3-Kaeding-62, 4-Faria-58, 5-J.Vander Weerd-55, 6-Kirkbride-49, 7-Hurst-47, 8-Hawkins-43, 9-Carlile-42, 10-Ferris-38.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 16 – Tulare, CA – Thunderbowl Raceway