FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DICK JORDAN 14-141
CHOWCHILLA NEXT FOR WEST COAST SPRINTS;
SWANSON HALTS BERNAL'S 5-RACE STREAK
Coast Sprint Cars are preparing for August 8 and 9 races at
Watsonville and Chowchilla, Calif. respectively. Finnish
driver Markus Niemela continues to lead the standings by 20
points over Matt Mitchell after a seventh place finish at
Ventura, Calif. Saturday.
of Anaheim, Calif. won Saturday night's race at Ventura
Raceway in his Huntington Beach Glass & Mirror/Circle Track
Performance Victory/RC. He passed Michael Pickens on lap 26
and led the final five laps to beat Ryan Bernal, Pickens, Troy
Rutherford and Danny Faria Jr.
the first 16 laps and Pickens the next eight before Swanson
took over. The victory ended Bernal's five-race winning streak
in the West Coast series.
West Coast Sprint Car Standings: 1-Markus Niemela-548, 2-Matt
Mitchell-528, 3-Troy Rutherford-500, 4-Jace Vander Weerd-436,
5-Richard Vander Weerd-423, 6-Ryan Bernal-421, 7-Danny Faria
Jr.-412, 8-Austin Liggett-408, 9-Dennis Howell-399, 10-Nic