JOINS USAC WEST COAST WIN LIST AT SANTA MARIA’S “BUD STANFIELD
By Lance Jennings
2017... After winning USAC/CRA’s “Doug Fort Memorial” at Santa
Maria Raceway on July 1st, Max Adams (Loomis, California)
returned to the 1/3-mile oval and won last Saturday’s “Bud
Stanfield Memorial.” In addition to earning the first $1,500
USAC West Coast Sprint Car victory of his career, Adams also
set a new series track record in time trials. “Hollywood”
Danny Faria Jr., Tristan Guardino, Brandon Wiley, and Cory
Elliott followed Max to the checkered flags.
outside front row starter Ryan Stolz on the fifth lap, Max
Adams set a torrid pace on the fast 1/3-mile oval. Starting
third in his #5M ART Speed Equipment / Ken Imler Diesel
Performance Maxim, Adams powered his way around the slower
traffic and held off a hard charging Faria. While several
caution flags plagued the main event, Max escaped several
challenges by Faria with great restarts and sailed to the
the program, Adams posted his second career Woodland Auto
Display Fast Time Award and broke Ryan Bernal’s six year old
track record in the process. After topping the twenty-one car
roster in qualifications, Max placed third in his heat race.
At press time, last season’s USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year is
seventh in the West Coast point chase with one feature win,
one fast time award, one heat race victory, one Competition
Suspension Inc. Semi-Main win, nine top-10 finishes, and 26
feature laps led to his credit.
eighth, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr. (Tipton, California)
pressured Adams for the top spot, but had to settle for
second. Piloting his #17V Buster & Ziggy Enterprises / DeBoer
& Sons Trucking Spike, Faria was second quick in time trials
and won the night’s Brown & Miller Racing Solutions Heat Race
#2. The two-time champion has climbed to fourth in points with
one feature win, one pole shuffle win, seven heat race
victories, nine top-10 finishes, and 62 feature laps led on
Guardino (Fremont, California) charged from tenth to score
third at the “Bud Stanfield Memorial.” Racing the family owned
#15T Dorso’s Automotive / Allied Auto Sales Maxim, Guardino
qualified fourth overall and finished fourth in his heat race.
To date, the young driver has risen to third in the point
standings with three heat race victories, ten top-10 finishes,
and 22 feature laps led in the campaign.
Wiley (Santa Maria, California) had his best USAC West Coast
finish with a fourth place run from eleventh at his hometown
track. Driving the Team 33 owned #33B Sandy’s Registration
Service / Kittle Motorsports Schnee, Wiley was eleventh fast
in time trials and took fourth in his heat race. At press
time, the rookie contender is tenth in points with two BR
Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard Charger Awards and
five top-10 finishes on the year.
(Bakersfield, California) earned his second BR Motorsports /
King Racing Products Hard Charger / “Best Passing Job” honors
with a fifth place run from thirteenth. Piloting the family
owned #11E Capital E Trucking / FK Indy CS9, Elliott qualified
thirteenth overall and claimed fifth in his heat race. To
date, the 2015 USAC Western Midget Rookie of the Year is
twentieth in points with four top-10 finishes to his credit.
(Anaheim, California) raced to victory in the Extreme Mufflers
Heat Race #1. Driving Matt Dale’s #12 Gage Huntley Design /
West Evans Motorsports Maxim, Swanson was seventh quick in
time trials and finished seventh at Santa Maria Raceway. The
2012 USAC/CRA Rookie of the Year has secured the USAC West
Coast Sprint Car Championship on the strength of two feature
wins, three Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards, four heat
race victories, one BR Motorsports / King Racing Products Hard
Charger Award, eleven top-10 finishes, and 48 feature laps
Kyle Smith (Moorpark, California)
returned to USAC West Coast action and won the Keizer Aluminum
Wheels / Saldana Racing Products Heat Race #3. Racing the
family owned #55 California RV Service / Roy’s Towing Spike,
Smith qualified ninth overall and scored ninth at the “Bud
Stanfield Memorial.” The two-time Ventura Sprint Car Champion
ranks eighteenth in the point chase with two top-10 finishes
and 21 feature laps led on the year.
West Coast Sprint Car Series will take a break in the schedule
before returning to action at Santa Maria Raceway on October
7th. Co-sanctioned with the Santa Maria 360 Sprints, the
“Championship Night” will also feature Hobby Stocks, Santa
Maria Dwarf Cars, American Stocks, NMRA TQ Midgets, USAC Micro
Sprints, Senior Mini Dwarfs, and Junior Midgets. Santa Maria
Raceway is located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange
at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California. Adult tickets are
$16 and for more event information, visit the track’s website
at www.santamariaraceway.com or call 805.922.2232.
West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire, BR
Motorsports, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Chris Kearns
Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme
Mufflers, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products,
Pyrotect Racing Cells, Rod End Supply, Saldana Racing
Products, 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, Twitter, and Instagram 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
August 12, 2017 – Santa Maria,
California – Santa Maria Raceway – “31st Bud Stanfield
Memorial” – Co-Sanctioned with Santa Maria Sprints
AUTO DISPLAY QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Max Adams, 5M, Adams-13.384 (New
Track Record), 2. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-13.437; 3. Joe
Stornetta Jr., 8, Richardson-13.456; 4. Tristan Guardino, 15T,
Guardino-13.505; 5. Jimmy Thompson, 71, Thompson-13.552; 6.
Trent Carter, 13, Carter-13.613; 7. Jake Swanson, 12,
Dale-13.622; 8. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-13.647; 9. Kyle
Smith, 55, Smith-13.786; 10. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-13.787; 11.
Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team33-13.801; 12. Dalton Hill, 81, Double
D-14.048; 13. Cory Elliott, 11E, Elliott-14.105; 14. Ryan
Stolz, 63, Stolz-14.235; 15. Gary Nelson Jr., 2K,
Keller-14.323; 16. Garrett Long, 38, Long-14.357; 17. Jordan
Linson, 10J, Linson-14.434; 18. Matt Day, 97, Day-14.458; 19.
Steve Demott, 16J, Herrera-14.488; 20. James Herrera, 5J,
Herrera-15.562; 21. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-15.942.
MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Swanson, 2. Hix, 3. Adams, 4.
Guardino, 5. Elliott, 6. Long, 7. Demott. NT
MILLER RACING SOLUTIONS SECOND HEAT: (10 laps)
1. Faria, 2.
Timmons, 3. Stolz, 4. Wiley, 5. Linson, 6. Herrera, 7.
ALUMINUM WHEELS / SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS THIRD HEAT: (10
1. Smith, 2. Stornetta, 3. Hill, 4.
Carter, 5. Nelson, 6. Day, 7. Ervine. NT
laps – With Starting Positions)
1. Max Adams
(3rd), 2. Danny Faria Jr. (8th), 3. Tristan Guardino (10th),
4. Brandon Wiley (11th), 5. Cory Elliott (13th), 6. Ryan Stolz
(2nd), 7. Jake Swanson (9th), 8. Dalton Hill (1st), 9. Kyle
Smith (7th), 10. Garrett Long (16th), 11. Steve Demott (19th),
12. Steve Hix (6th), 13. James Herrera (17th), 14. Austin
Ervine (21st), 15. Joe Stornetta Jr. (4th), 16. Trent Carter
(12th), 17. Jordan Linson (14th), 18. Jimmy Thompson (20th),
19. Gary Nelson Jr. (15th), 20. Ryan Timmons (5th), 21. Matt
Day (18th). NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Stolz,
Laps 5-30 Adams
BR MOTORSPORTS / KING RACING
PRODUCTS HARD CHARGER: Cory Elliott (13th to 5th)
COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1. Jake Swanson-904, 2. Austin
Liggett-798, 3. Tristan Guardino-768, 4. Danny Faria Jr.-703,
5. Ryan Bernal-699, 6. Richard Vander Weerd-648, 7. Max
Adams-638, 8. Jace Vander Weerd-618, 9. Ryan Timmons-586, 10.
Brandon Wiley-567, 11. Cody Majors-549, 12. Steve Hix-529, 13.
Shannon McQueen-413, 14. Geoff Ensign-401, 15. Ryan Stolz-386,
16. Joe Stornetta Jr.-336, 17. Steven Garris-327, 18. Kyle
Smith-324, 19. Jeff Sibley-280, 20. Cory Elliott-217.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
October 7: Santa Maria Raceway -
Santa Maria, CA (Championship Night)
November 22: Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
November 23: Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Battle of the Beach
Race #4 / Non-Points)
This schedule is subject to change.
#5M Max Adams – Santa Maria Bud
Stanfield Memorial Winner. Photo by Paquet Photography.