5.18.18 USAC West Coast Sprints Results - Dirt Racing Report

5.18.18 USAC West Coast Sprints Results

Tulare, CA……..Danny Faria, Jr. of Tipton, Calif. made it to the checkered flag Friday, leading all 30 laps before popping a tire after crossing the finish line, winning the “Peter Murphy Classic” opener at the Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. Trailing him in the USAC West Coast Sprint feature were Colby Copeland, Ryan Bernal, Austin Liggett and Richard Vander Weerd.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 18, 2018 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway – “Peter Murphy Classic”
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.836; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.863; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.923; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.237; 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.270; 6. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-17.286; 7. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-17.458; 8. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-17.587; 9. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.790; 10. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-17.802; 11. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-17.854; 12. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-18.042; 13. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-18.119; 14. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-18.179; 15. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-18.487; 16. Cody Smotherman, 81, Watt-18.555.
DASH: (4 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett, 4. R.Vander Weerd. NT
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Faria, 4. Timmons, 5. Hix, 6. Bock, 7. Stolz, 8. Ervine. NT
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Guardino, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Liggett, 4. Copeland, 5. Rutherford, 6. McQueen, 7. Shaw, 8. Smothermon. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Steve Hix, 7. Shannon McQueen, 8. Ryan Stolz, 9. Tristan Guardino, 10. Ryan Timmons, 11. Cody Smothermon, 12. Koen Shaw, 13. Austin Ervine, 14. Britton Bock, 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 16. Troy Rutherford. NT
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faria.
SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS/RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Colby Copeland (8th-2nd).
NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Liggett-349, 2-Guardino-209, 3-R.Vander Weerd-308, 4-Hix-297, 5-Shaw-268, 6-J.Vanderweerd-258, 7-McQueen-258, 8-Timmons-250, 9-Faria-233, 10-Bock-215.
NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACES: May 19 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway – “Peter Murphy Classic”