DANNY FARIA JR. SPRINTS TO
by Lance Jennings
CA – SEPTEMBER 8, 2013... After a break in the schedule,
Tipton’s “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. continued his winning
ways at Bakersfield Speedway. Leading all 30-laps, the USAC
West Coast Sprint Car point leader claimed his second $1,500
win of the campaign. Bud Kaeding, fast qualifier Richard
Vander Weerd, Jace Vander Weerd and Mike Spencer followed
Danny to the checkered flags.
the pole position, Faria hit his marks throughout the
Bakersfield main event. Preferring to run the bottom groove,
“Hollywood” also had excellent restarts after each caution
flag. With a changing track surface, Danny was able to shake
free from the challenges of Austin Liggett, Brody Roa and Bud
#17V Johnston Calf Pens / DeBoer & Sons Trucking Spike,
“Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. almost swept the Bakersfield
program. Qualifying eighth out of 20 cars, the Evett Memorial
Champion won the 8-lap D.J. Safety Heat Race #2 and scored his
third Woodland Auto Display Dash victory. “Hollywood” left
Bakersfield with a 44 point lead with one Weld Racing Fast
Time Award, seven heat race victories, one BR Motorsports /
Racing Optics Hard Charger Award, thirteen top-10 finishes,
and 54 feature laps led to his credit.
Bud Kaeding of Campbell raced to
second in the Bakersfield feature after starting fifth.
Driving Piloting Junior Bowman’s #29 Buster & Ziggy
Enterprises / Kaeding Performance Bullet, the defending
champion was second fast in time trials, second in his heat
race, and fifth in the dash. The 3-time Oval Nationals
Champion has taken over second in the point chase with three
heat race victories, two Woodland Auto Display Dash wins,
fourteen top-10 finishes, and 7 feature laps led on the
Starting seventh in the main event,
Visalia’s Richard Vander Weerd placed third in the 30-lap main
event. Racing the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction /
Stone Gate Development Maxim, the 2011 Champion earned his
series leading fourth Weld Racing Fast Time Award, ran fourth
in his heat race, and claimed seventh in the dash. Now third
in the standings, Vander Weerd has four main event wins, four
heat race victories, two Woodland Auto Display Dash wins, one
Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod End Supply Semi-Main win,
two BR Motorsports / Racing Optics Hard Charger Awards,
fourteen top-10 finishes, and 101 feature laps led.
Weerd of Visalia claimed fourth at Bakersfield Speedway.
Piloting the family owned #10 Vander Weerd Construction /
Stone Gate Development Maxim, the former USAC/CRA Rookie of
the Year qualified third, ran fourth in his heat race, and was
eighth in the dash. To date, Vander Weerd is seventh in points
with three heat race victories, one Woodland Auto Display Dash
win, and seven top-10 finishes on the year.
rare USAC West Coast appearance, Temecula’s Mike Spencer
scored fifth in the Bakersfield feature. Driving Mark
Priestley’s #7M Roy Miller Freight Lines / Sander Engineering
Maxim, the five-time USAC/CRA Champion was sixth quick in time
trials, second in his heat race, and second in the dash.
Chris Gansen of Verdemont Heights
earned the BR Motorsports / Racing Optics “Hard Charger / Best
Passing Job” honors with a twelfth place run from twentieth.
Racing the family owned #7G Trench Shoring / Dynamic Powder
Coating Maxim, Gansen missed time trials and was sixth in his
heat race. Running a limited schedule, Chris has one top-10
finish in 2013.
Rutherford won the 8-lap Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1.
Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 Berry Pack / King Racing Products
Spike, the former VRA Champion qualified tenth overall and
scored fifteenth in the feature after his second stop. In
limited starts, Rutherford has one feature win, as 28 feature
laps led, two top-10 finishes, and one Weld Racing Fast Time
Award on the season.
Child” Chris Ennis of Bakersfield drove to victory in the
Saldana Racing Products / Keizer Wheels Heat Race #3. Driving
his new #86 Spy Optics / Bell Helmets Spike, Ennis was twelfth
quick in time trials and placed tenth in the main event. The
2010 Rookie of the Year has two heat race victories and three
top-10 finishes in the campaign.
West Coast Sprint Car Series will prepare for a rare
Hanford-Tulare doubleheader. On September 20th, Kings Speedway
will host the “Jim Turner Memorial” on a rare Friday night
show with Rebel Cup Sprint Cars, IMCA Sport Mods, Mini Stocks,
and Vintage Cars. More information can be found at
www.kingsspeedway.net or calling (559) 584-RACE (7223).
The following night, September 21st,
the “Harry Talbot Memorial” will be held at Tulare’s Merle
Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway. The winged King of the
West Sprint Cars and Vintage Hard Tops will join the action
packed card. For more information, visit
www.tularethunderbowl.com or call (559) 688-0909.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Series would like to thank Southwest Contractors, Hoosier
Tire, Amsoil, BR Motorsports, Chris Kearns Presents,
Competition Suspension Inc., DJ Safety, Extreme Mufflers, Five
Star Grafix, Kaeding Performance, Keizer Wheels, King Racing
Products, Racing Optics, Rod End Supply, Rugged Radios, SBI
Fuel Systems, Saldana Racing Products, Weld Racing, and
Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your
company would like to become part of the series, email PR
Director Lance Jennings at email@example.com.
information on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series, visit
www.westcoastsprintcars.com, www.usacracing.com, follow the
series on Facebook
or Twitter (www.twitter.com/#!/USACwc360).
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE RESULTS:
September 7, 2013 – Bakersfield, California – Bakersfield
1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander
Weerd-15.597; 2. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.631; 3. Jace
Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.642; 4. Brody Roa, 91R,
BR-15.675; 5. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.680; 6. Mike
Spencer, 7M, Priestley-15.754; 7. Landon Hurst, 179,
Hurst-15.860; 8. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-15.880; 9. Rusty
Carlile, 51, Carlile-15.887; 10. Troy Rutherford, 73,
Ford-15.928; 11. Austin DeBlauw, 65, DeBlauw-16.184; 12. Chris
Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.341; 13. Adam Frith-Smith, 62,
Frith-Smith-16.448; 14. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.666; 15.
Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-16.706; 16. Garrett Long, 38,
Long-16.726; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-16.844; 18. Bill Jones, 16,
Jones-17.042; 19. Terry Nichols, 33, Nichols-NT; 20. Chris
Gansen, 7G, Gansen-NT.
MUFFLERS HEAT RACE 1: (8 laps)
1. Troy Rutherford, 2. Brody Roa, 3.
Landon Hurst, 4. Richard Vander Weerd, 5. Garrett Long, 6.
Adam Frith-Smith, 7. Terry Nichols. NT
HEAT RACE 2: (8 laps)
1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Bud Kaeding,
3. Austin Liggett, 4. Matt Day, 5. Barnes, 6. Chris Gansen, 7.
Austin DeBlauw. NT
RACING PRODUCTS / KEIZER WHEELS HEAT RACE 3: (8 laps)
Ennis, 2, Mike Spencer, 3. Jeff Sibley, 4. Jace Vander Weerd,
5. Rusty Carlile, 6. Bill Jones. NT
AUTO DISPLAY DASH: (6 laps)
1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Mike Spencer,
3. Austin Liggett, 4. Brody Roa, 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Landon
Hurst, 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 8. Jace Vander Weerd. NT
laps – With Starting Positions)
Faria Jr. (1st), 2. Bud Kaeding (5th), 3. Richard Vander Weerd
(7th), 4. Jace Vander Weerd (8th), 5. Mike Spencer (2nd), 6.
Rusty Carlile (9th), 7. Austin Liggett (3rd), 8. Jeff Sibley
(13th), 9. Landon Hurst (6th), 10. Chris Ennis (11th), 11.
Brody Roa (4th), 12. Chris Gansen (20th), 13. Matt Day (15th),
14. Garrett Long (14th), 15. Troy Rutherford (10th), 16.
Austin DeBlauw (16th), 17. Bill Jones (18th), 18. Kevin Barnes
(12th), 19. Terry Nichols (19th), 20. Adam Frith-Smith (17th).
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Danny
BR MOTORSPORTS / RACING OPTICS HARD
CHARGER: Chris Gansen (20th to 12th)
COAST SPRINT POINT STANDINGS:
1-Danny Faria Jr.-750, 2-Bud
Kaeding-706, 3-Richard Vander Weerd-695, 4-Ryan Bernal-661,
5-Markus Niemela-559, 6-Rusty Carlile-531, 7-Jace Vander
Weerd-495, 8-Austin Liggett-404, 9-Ricky Kirkbride-377,
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
September 20: Kings Speedway -
Hanford, CA (Jim Turner Memorial)
September 21: Thunderbowl Raceway -
Tulare, CA (Harry Talbot Memorial)
September 28: *Canyon Speedway Park
- Peoria, AZ (Brawl For It All / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series
October 12: Kings Speedway -
Hanford, CA (Cotton Classic)
October 31: *Perris Auto Speedway -
Perris, CA (Oval Nationals / $2,500-to-Win / Grudge Series /
November 14: *Canyon Speedway Park -
Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 15: *Canyon Speedway Park -
Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / Non-Points)
November 16: *Canyon Speedway Park -
Peoria, AZ (Western World Championships / $7,500-to-Win /
* = Co-Sanctioned Event with USAC
This schedule is subject to change.