HOSTS SECOND USAC VS. VRA “BATTLE AT THE BEACH”
2018... The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars are back in action
this Saturday, July 14th, for their second of five appearances
at Ventura Raceway. Promoted by Jim Naylor, the “Automotive
Racing Products (ARP) Battle at the Beach Race #2” is the
tenth point race on the schedule. The co-sanctioned event with
the VRA 360 Sprint Cars will also feature VRA Senior Sprint
Cars, IMCA Modifieds, and Hobby Stocks. The Pit Gates will
open at Noon, the Front Gates will open at 3:00pm, with Racing
scheduled for 5:30pm at “The Best Little Dirt Track in
RACERS: FRONT AXLE TETHERS ARE MANDATORY ON AUGUST 1ST. The
Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and
all four corners must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks
are NOT allowed and engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with
open heads and 2-3/16” with ASCS cylinder heads. The weight
rule is 1,475 lbs. with driver and the USAC West Coast Sprint
Car Rule Book can be found online at
www.westcoastsprintcars.com and www.usacracing.com. USAC
MEMBERSHIPS can be purchased at the track or online at
2018 APPROVED/LEGAL MUFFLERS:
SCHOENFELD: 14272535, 14272735-78
FLOWMASTER: 53545-10, 13516100,
COAST FABRICATION: 350x625x17-2S
SPINTECH: 1545P SUPER STOCK
*Failure to comply with the muffler
rule will risk disqualification from the event.
4, 2009, the Ventura County Fairgrounds has held nine West
Coast 360 Sprint Car races. Eight different drivers have
claimed victory, led by defending champion Jake Swanson with
two main event wins. On June 30th, point leader Austin Liggett
won the main event and a new 1-lap track record of 12.007 was
set by Swanson. A complete series win list at Ventura is at
the end of this release.
winning’s Ventura’s “Battle of the Beach Race #1” on June
30th, Austin Liggett (Tracy, California) has a 98-point
advantage over the competition. Driving the family owned #83
Excel Environmental Services / Lucas Oil Maxim, Liggett has
two feature wins, one Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award,
two heat race victories, eight top-10 finishes, and 60 feature
laps led. The 2012 Rookie of the Year has seven career wins
and will be looking for the $1,500 triumph.
Guardino (Fremont, California) is second in the USAC West
Coast point chase. Racing the family owned #15T Dorso’s
Automotive / Allied Auto Stores Maxim, Guardino finished
eighth in the 30-lap main event on June 30th. To date, the
young driver has one feature win, five heat race victories,
seven top-10 finishes, and 36 feature laps led on the season.
With four career wins, Tristan will have his sights on another
triumph at Ventura Raceway.
finishing second to Liggett with a borrowed engine, Ryan
Timmons (Pleasant Hill, California) has climbed to third in
the point standings. Piloting the family owned #29T Timmons
Auto & Truck Repair / Evergood Fine Foods Maxim, Timmons has
one heat race victory and six top-10 finishes in the campaign.
The 2016 Rookie of the Year will be looking to breakthrough
with his first series win this Saturday night.
McQueen (Bakersfield, California) has risen to fourth in the
chase for the championship. Racing Bob and Toni Van Meter’s #7
Simpson Race Products / Lucas Oil Maxim, McQueen led the first
four laps at Ventura before scoring sixth at the checkered
flags. At press time the 2011 USAC Western Midget Champion has
eight top-10 finishes on the year. This Saturday, Shannon will
have her sights on her first sprint car win at Ventura.
(Ventura, California) sits fifth in the championship point
standings. Driving his #57 No Limit Powder Coating / Delano
Roofing Triple X, Hix charged from twentieth to twelfth at the
“Battle of the Beach.” To date, Steve has one heat race
victory, six top-10 finishes, and 3 feature laps led to his
credit. Hix will be looking to score his first main event win
at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
ninth in points, Britton Bock (Calistoga, California) leads
the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Austin Ervine
(Bakersfield, California), Kaleb Montgomery (Templeton,
California), Brent Owens (Covina, California), and Hannah
Mayhew (Acton, California) are also in contention.
Among the other drivers expected to
be in action are Koen Shaw, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Ryan
Stolz, Brandon Wiley, Troy Rutherford, Jake Swanson, Hobie
Conway, Kyle Edwards, and more.
Kyle Smith (Moorpark, California)
leads the VRA Sprint Car point standings. “The Bear” Jeremy
Ellertson, Rick Hendrix, Charlie Butcher, Joey Bishop, Tom
Hendricks, Ryan Stolz, Kyle Edwards, Brandon Wiley, and Brody
Roa round out the top-10 in points.
Raceway is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10
West Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, California. Adult tickets are
$15, Senior tickets (60 and older) are $11, Active Military
tickets (ID Required) are $11, Student tickets (with ID) are
$11, and Children’s tickets (6 and under) are FREE. For more
event information, visit the track’s website at
www.venturaraceway.com or call 805.648.RACE.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Series thanks AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire, BR Motorsports,
ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Chris Kearns Presents,
Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme Mufflers, Five
Star Grafix, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King Racing Products,
Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, 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
CHAMPIONS: 2009-Justyne Hamblin, 2010-Craig Stidham,
2011-Richard Vander Weerd, 2012-Bud Kaeding, 2013-Danny Faria
Jr., 2014-Matt Mitchell, 2015-Danny Faria Jr., 2016-Brody Roa,
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 2-Austin Liggett, 2-Brody Roa,
2-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Ryan Bernal, 1-Danny Faria Jr.,
1-Dennis Gile, 1-Tristan Guardino, 1-Troy Rutherford.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: (Includes Non-Point Races) 2-Jake
Swanson, 1-Brady Bacon, 1-Ryan Bernal, 1-Tyler Courtney,
1-Geoff Ensign, 1-Tristan Guardino, 1-Johnathon Henry,
COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Austin Liggett-652, 2.
Tristan Guardino-554, 3. Ryan Timmons-500, 4. Shannon
McQueen-480, 5. Steve Hix-474, 6. Koen Shaw-454, 7. Richard
Vander Weerd-441, 8. Danny Faria Jr.-421, 9. Britton Bock-403,
10. Jace Vander Weerd-390, 11. Austin Ervine-332, 12. Ryan
Stolz-317, 13. Ryan Bernal-279, 14. Brandon Wiley-269, 15.
Troy Rutherford-262, 16. Jake Swanson-186, 17. Trent
Carter-167, 18. Max Adams-135, 19. Hobie Conway-131, 20. Kaleb
Montgomery-129, --. Kyle Edwards-129.
SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1. Kyle Smith-955, 2. Jeremy
Ellertson-845, 3. Rick Hendrix-500, 4. Charlie Butcher-485, 5.
Joey Bishop-430, 6. Tom Hendricks-305, 7. Ryan Stolz-295, 8.
Kyle Edwards-275, 9. Brandon Wiley-270, 10. Brody Roa-260, 11.
Austin Liggett-250, 12. Ryan Timmons-230, 13. Jake
Swanson-220, 14. Troy Rutherford-210, --. Brent Owens-210, 16.
Sterling Cling-205, 17. Hobie Conway-195, 18. Ed Schwarz-190,
--. Danny Parrish-190, 20. Shannon McQueen-185, --. Greg
AT THE BEACH POINT STANDINGS: 1. Austin Liggett-250, 2. Ryan
Timmons-230, 3. Jake Swanson-220, 4. Troy Rutherford-210, 5.
Kyle Smith-205, 6. Shannon McQueen-185, 7. Tristan
Guardino-180, 8. Danny Faria Jr.-175, 9. Jeremy Ellertson-155,
--. Tom Hendricks-155, 11. Rick Hendrix-150, 12. Steve
Hix-130, --. Scotty Farmer-130, 14. Britton Bock-125, 15. Koen
Shaw-120, 16. Ryan Stolz-110, 17. Charlie Butcher-105, --.
Austin Ervine-105, 19. Brandon Wiley-100, --. Ricky Lewis-100,
--. Joey Bishop-100, 22. Kyle Edwards-99, 23. Kaleb
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
July 14: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (ARP Battle at the Beach Race #2)
July 28: Bakersfield Speedway -
August 11: #Santa Maria Raceway -
Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
August 25: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (ARP Battle at the Beach Race #3)
October 6: #Santa Maria Raceway -
Santa Maria, CA (Championship Night)
November 21: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
November 22: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / ARP Battle at the Beach
Race #4 / Non-Points)
** = Co-Sanctioned Event with VRA
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with Santa
Maria 360 Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.
#72 Ryan Stolz – 12th in USAC West
Coast Sprint Car Points. Photo by MMRacingPhotos.com.