3.23.13 USAC West Coast Sprints Results - Dirt Racing Report

3.23.13 USAC West Coast Sprints Results

Bakersfield, CA……..Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. led all but one lap of Saturday night’s 30-lap USAC West Coast Sprint race at Bakersfield Speedway in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark. Ryan Bernal took second to maintain the series point lead. Bud Kaeding took third ahead of Jace Vander Weerd and Rusty Carlile. Danny Faria Jr. was seventh and led lap 4 of the feature. Markus Niemela was the fastest qualifier with a new track record.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 23, 2013 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield Speedway

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-12.890; 2. Danny Faria Jr., 17v, Faria-13.005; 3. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-13.030; 4. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-13.091; 5. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-13.161; 6. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-13.176; 7. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-13.197; 8. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-13.200; 9. Kevin Barmes, 36B, Barnes-13.410; 10. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-13.462; 11. Brody Roa, 91R, BR-13.478; 12. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-13.481; 13. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-13.510; 14. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-13.801; 15. Landon Hurst, 179, Hurst-13.803; 16. Mike Broome, 43B, Broome-13.935; 17. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-13.962; 18. Matt Day, 97, Day-13.974; 19. Jonathan Logan, 32, Evett/Logan-14.040; 20. Adam Frith-Smith, 62, Frith-Smith-14.422; 21. Seth Hancock, 51s, Hancock-20.203.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kirkbride, 2. Carlile, 3. Broome, 4. Niemela, 5. Kaeding, 6. Carter, 7. Logan. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Bernal, 3. Roa, 4. Liggett, 5. DeBlauw, 6. Sibley, 7. Frith-Smith. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Day, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. J.Vander Weerd, 4. Hurst, 5. Barnes, 6. Ennis, 7. Hancock. NT

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

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Bud Kaeding, 4. Jace Vander Weerd, 5. Rusty Carlile, 6. Brody Roa, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Chris Ennis, 9. Jonathan Logan, 10. Ricky Kirkbride, 11. Matt Day, 12. Kevin Barmes,13. Austin Liggett, 14. Landon Hurst, 15. Trent Carter, 16. Mike Broome, 17. Austin DeBlauw, 18. Seth Hancock, 19. Jeff Sibley, 20. Adam Frith-Smith, 21. Markus Niemela. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 R.Vander Weerd, Lap 4 Faria, Laps 5-30 R.Vander Weerd.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-198, 2-Kaeding-185, 3-J.Vander Weerd-169, 4-R.Vander Weerd-166, 5-Faria-163, 6- Kirkbride-127, 7-Carlile-118, 8-Niemela-117, 8-Liggett-114, 10-Hurst-113.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 13 – Tulare, CA – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway