JACE VANDER WEERD CLAIMS SANTA
MARIA’S “30TH ANNUAL BUD STANFIELD MEMORIAL”
2016... Going wire-to-wire, Jace Vander Weerd (Visalia,
California) claimed last Saturday’s “30th Annual Bud Stanfield
Memorial” at Santa Maria Raceway. Vander Weerd held off
several challenges by point leader Brody Roa to score his
first $1,500 USAC West Coast Sprint Car triumph of the season.
Roa, Colton Slack, D.J. Johnson, and Troy Rutherford followed
Jace to the checkered flags.
family owned #88 Vander Weerd Construction / Stone Gate
Development Maxim, Jace Vander Weerd slipped away from Roa but
had a nervous moment with two laps left. Roa took advantage of
Jace’s trouble with a slower car and nearly took over the top
spot with a turn two “slide job.” Vander Weerd stayed on the
throttle and escaped the challenge to earn his seventh career
win. Earlier in the program, Jace qualified second out of
twenty-two racers and ran second to Tristan Guardino in his
heat race. To date, the 2012 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year ranks
third in points with one Woodland Fast Time Award, one Keizer
Aluminum Wheels / Competition Suspension Inc. Semi-Main win,
seven top-10 finishes, and 80 feature laps led. Heading to
Friday’s race at Watsonville and Saturday’s championship night
at Hanford, Vander Weerd has a mathematical chance to win the
Brody Roa (Garden Grove, California)
pressured Vander Weerd but had to settle for second after
starting fourth. Driving Steve Watt’s #81S Maxwell Industries
/ Steve Watt Enterprises CS9, Roa was sixth fast in time
trials and won the Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat Race
#3. At press time, the point leader has a 92-point advantage
with two feature wins, three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time
Awards, two heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes, and 65
feature laps led to his credit.
(Brentwood, California) had his best night with the West Coast
Sprints and charged from eleventh to claim third at the “Bud
Stanfield Memorial.” Piloting Ted Finkenbinder’s #3F Western
Industrial X-Ray Eagle, Slack qualified eighth overall and
finished third in his heat race.
(Stockton, California) scored fourth in the Santa Maria
feature. Racing the family owned #33 Proplant Farm Services /
J. Milano Company Eagle, Johnson was fourth quick in time
trials and ran second to Richard Vander Weerd in his heat
race. The former USAC Western Classic Rookie of the Year is
second in the point chase with two feature wins, three heat
race victories, one BR Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard
Charger Award, ten top-10 finishes, and 51 feature laps led on
eighth in the feature, Troy Rutherford (Ojai, California)
claimed fifth in the “Bud Stanfield Memorial.” Driving his #11
AAA Propane Service / Trench Shoring Spike, Rutherford
qualified fifth overall and placed third in his heat race. To
date, the “Peter Murphy Classic” winner has two feature wins,
two heat race victories, five top-10 finishes, and 42 feature
laps led in the campaign.
(Loomis, California) earned the night’s BR Motorsports / King
Racing Products “Hard Charger / Best Passing Job” honors with
a seventh place run from eighteenth. Piloting the family owned
#5M ART Speed Equipment / Ken Imler Diesel Performance entry,
Adams was third fast in time trials and placed sixth in his
heat race. At press time, Max is currently sixth in points
with two heat race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 2
feature laps led to his credit.
Danny Faria Jr. (Tipton, California)
out-qualified the field to earn his first fourteenth career
Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award. Racing his #17V Buster
& Ziggy Enterprises / SurfnSprint Spike, Faria placed third in
his heat race and ran sixth in the main event. The two-time
champion sits fifth in points with two heat race victories,
two BR Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard Charger Awards,
and seven top-10 finishes on the year.
Vander Weerd (Visalia, California) raced to victory in the
Extreme Mufflers Heat Race #1. Driving the family owned #10
Vander Weerd Construction / Stone Gate Development Maxim,
Richard qualified seventh overall and scored seventeenth in
the main event after an early flip. To date, the 2011 Champion
is fourth in the standings with one feature win, one Woodland
Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, one BR
Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard Charger Award, seven
top-10 finishes, and 3 feature laps led.
Guardino (Fremont, California) won the night’s DJ Safety Heat
Race #2. Piloting Steve Watt’s #81M Maxwell Industries / Steve
Watt Enterprises Maxim, Guardino was eleventh quick in time
trials and ran eleventh in the main event. At press time, the
young driver is seventh in the point standings with three heat
race victories, six top-10 finishes, and 9 feature laps led on
August 12th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will invade Ocean
Speedway in Watsonville, California. Located on the Santa Cruz
County Fairgrounds at 2601 E. Lake Avenue, the action packed
card will also feature the South Bay Dwarf Cars, IMCA Sport
Mods, American Stocks, and 4 Bangers. For more information,
visit www.racepmg.com or call 831.662.9466 (WINN). NOTICE TO
COMPETITORS: Watsonville’s Ocean Speedway has a strict sound
rule and the Flowmaster “Suitcase” (Part 53545-USAC) is the
ONLY track legal muffler.
following night, Saturday, August 13th, the championship chase
will be settled at the Keller Auto Speedway at Kings
Fairgrounds in Hanford, California. The event will also
feature the Winged RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Stock Cars, and
Mini Stocks. Located on the Kings County Fairgrounds at 801
South 10th Avenue, more event information can be found at
www.racekingsspeedway.com or calling 559.651.1990.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Series thanks Amsoil, Hoosier Tire, BR Motorsports, Brown and
Miller Racing Solutions, Chris Kearns Presents, Competition
Suspension Incorporated, DJ Safety, Diversified Machine
Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King
Racing Products, Rod End Supply, Stand 21 Racer Goes Safer
Foundation, Ultra Shield Race Products, 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
information, visit www.westcoastsprintcars.com, and
www.usacracing.com. You can also find exclusive content on the
USAC West Coast Facebook and Twitter pages.
Loudpedal Productions has USAC West
Coast Sprint Car DVDs and videos on demand available for
purchase at www.loudpedal.tv and 805.407.7229.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES
RACE RESULTS (Co-Sanctioned by Santa Maria 360 Sprints):
August 6, 2016 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Raceway
– “30th Annual Bud Stanfield Memorial”
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY
1. Danny Faria Jr., 17V,
Faria-14.654; 2. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd- 14.686;
3. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-14.693; 4. D.J. Johnson, 33,
Johnson-14.801; 5. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-14.860; 6.
Brody Roa, 81S, Watt-14.934; 7. Richard Vander Weerd, 10,
Vander Weerd-14.973; 8. Colton Slack, 3F, Finkenbinder-14.977;
9. Luke Boles, 56, Boles-15.141; 10. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van
Meter-15,155; 11. Tristan Guardino, 81M, Watt-15.167; 12. Ryan
Timmons, 29T, Timmons-15.366; 13. Trent Carter, 13,
Carter-15.458; 14. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-15.547; 15.
Cody Majors, 54, Majors-15.558; 16. Kyle Smith, 55,
Smith-15.607; 17. Brandon Thomson, 29, Howell-15.634; 18.
Jordan Linson, 10J, Linson-15.657; 19. Jeff Sibley, 42N,
Sibley-15.691; 20. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-16.061; 21. Guy
Woodward, 24, Woodward-16.083; 22. James Herrera, 5J,
MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. R.Vander Weerd, 2. Johnson, 3.
Faria, 4. McQueen, 5. Smith, 6. Sibley, 7. Carter, 8. Herrera.
DJ SAFETY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
Guardino, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Rutherford, 4. Slack, 5.
Thomson, 6. Hix, 7. Wiley. NT
MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS THIRD HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Roa, 2.
Timmons, 3. Boles, 4. Linson, 5. Woodward, 6. Adams, 7.
laps – With Starting Positions)
Vander Weerd (2nd), 2. Brody Roa (4th), 3. Colton Slack
(11th), 4. D.J. Johnson (3rd), 5. Troy Rutherford (8th), 6.
Danny Faria Jr. (7th), 7. Max Adams (18th), 8. Luke Boles
(9th), 9. Kyle Smith (13th), 10. Shannon McQueen (10th), 11.
Tristan Guardino (5th), 12. Cody Majors (21st), 13. Guy
Woodward (15th), 14. Ryan Timmons (1st), 15. James Herrera
(22nd), 16. Jeff Sibley (16th), 17. Richard Vander Weerd
(6th), 18. Brandon Thomson (14th), 19. Jordan Linson (12th),
20. Steve Hix (17th), 21. Brandon Wiley (20th), 22. Trent
Carter (19th). NT
**Wiley R.Vander Weerd, and Guardino
flipped during the feature.
LEADERS: Laps 1-30 J.Vander Weerd
BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING
PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Max Adams (18th to 7th)
COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1-Brody Roa-774, 2-D.J. Johnson-682,
3-Jace Vander Weerd-660, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-574, 5-Danny
Faria Jr.-544, 6-Max Adams-535, 7-Tristan Guardino-475,
8-Austin Liggett-469, 9-Ryan Timmons-465, 10-Trey Marcham-457.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
August 12: Ocean Speedway -
August 13: Keller Auto Speedway at
Kings Fairgrounds - Hanford, CA
November 23: Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
November 24: Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
This schedule is subject to change.