FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUNE 2, 2014
DICK JORDAN 14-89
SPRINTS AT KINGS SATURDAY;
TULARE VICTORY GIVES BERNAL 3-FOR-3
Speedway in Hanford, Calif. hosts the USAC West Coast Sprint
cars Saturday night as Finnish driver Markus Niemela continues
his quest for a first USAC driving championship. He has a
40-point lead over Matt Mitchell in the latest points after
finishing eighth in last Saturday night's 30-lap race at
Thunderbowl Speedway in Tulare, Calif.
of Hollister, Calif. wheeled Mike Phulps' Metal Works/Red Line
Oil Maxim to victory at Tulare. He passed Bud Kaeding on lap
18 and led the rest of the way to beat Kaeding, Mitchell, Troy
Rutherford and Richard Vander Weerd. Rutherford led the first
lap and Kaeding the next 17 before Bernal went to the front.
Weerd of Visalia, Calif. stands third in the standings, seven
behind Mitchell, and won the March 29 race at Hanford.
Saturday was his third in a row in West Coast competition.
Nobody has been able to put four together since the series
began in 2010.
West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-402, 2-Matt
Mitchell-362, 3-Jace Vander Weerd-355, 4-Troy Rutherford-349,
5-Danny Faria Jr.-332, 6-Richard Vander Weerd-293, 7-Dennis
Howell-282, 8-Nic Faas-281, 9-Austin Liggett-273, 10-Landon