BERNAL CLAIMS SECOND BATTLE OF THE BEACH AT VENTURA
JULY 18, 2018... Racing past teammate
Jake Swanson on the twentieth lap, Ryan Bernal (Hollister,
California) led the rest of the way to claim last Saturday’s
“ARP Battle of the Beach Race #2” at Ventura Raceway.
Co-sanctioned with VRA, Bernal earned his second $1,500 USAC
West Coast Sprint Car triumph of the campaign. Swanson, Ryan
Timmons, Tyler Edwards, and Matt Stewart rounded out the
Starting third in Keith Ford’s #73T
Edgewater Construction / Sun Valley AG Transport Triple X,
Ryan Bernal earned his series leading thirty-fifth main event
win. The 2011 Rookie of the Year used extra momentum from the
outside groove to secure the lead from Swanson. Earlier in the
program, Ryan qualified eighth out of a series high thirty
racers and won the night’s Butlerbuilt Seats / Rod End Supply
Heat Race #4. In limited starts, Bernal has two Woodland Auto
Display Fast Time Awards, three heat race victories, one
Saldana Racing Products / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award,
four top-10 finishes, and 13 feature laps led to his credit.
After leading the first nineteen laps, Jake Swanson
(Anaheim, California) had to settle for second at the Ventura
County Fairgrounds. Piloting Keith Ford’s #73 King Racing
Products / Sun Valley AG Transport Triple X, Swanson was
second fast in time trials, ran second to Troy Rutherford in
his heat race, and started on the pole positon on the main
event. To date, the defending series champion has one Woodland
Auto Display Fast Time Award, two heat race victories, five
top-10 finishes, and 42 feature laps led on the season.
Ryan Timmons (Pleasant Hill, California) charged from
twelfth to place third in the “Battle of the Beach Race #2.”
Driving the family owned #29T Timmons Auto & Truck Repair /
Evergood Fine Foods Maxim, Timmons qualified twenty-fourth
overall and finished third in his heat race. At press time,
the 2016 Rookie of the Year has one heat race victory, seven
top-10 finishes, and 19 feature laps led in the campaign.
Making his first start in Steve Watt’s #81X Steve Watt
Enterprises / FK805 CS9, Tyler Edwards (Salina, Oklahoma)
scored fourth at Ventura Raceway after starting tenth. Earlier
in the night, Edwards was tenth quick in time trials and took
third in his 10-lap heat race.
In his first USAC West
Coast start, Matt Stewart (Phoenix, Arizona) raced from
seventeenth to fifth in the 30-lap main event. Racing Russell
Case’s #33 Intents Racing Spike with a carbureted spec engine,
Stewart qualified fourteenth overall, scored seventh in his
heat race, and won the shortened Pyrotect Racing Cells
Koen Shaw (Fresno, California) earned his
second Saldana Racing Products / Racing Optics Hard Charger /
“Best Passing Job” honors with a sixth place run from
twenty-first. Driving the family owned #88K Shaw Structures
Unlimited / PMS Investments KPC, Shaw was twelfth quick in
time trials, placed seventh in his heat race, and fifth in the
semi-main. At press time, Shaw has six top-10 finishes to this
Kaleb Montgomery (Templeton, California)
claimed his first career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time
Award. Piloting the family owned #3 Mission Country Properties
/ David Crye Maxim, Montgomery ran third in his heat race and
finished fifteenth in the main event. The rookie contender has
one Saldana Racing Products / Racing Optics Hard Charger Award
and one top-10 finish on the year.
Veteran Rick Hendrix
(Palmdale, California) raced to victory in the 10-lap Extreme
Mufflers Heat Race #1. Driving his #15 Rick’s Gate Works /
Wilwood Brakes Maxim, Hendrix qualified thirteenth overall and
finished eighth in the 30-lap feature.
(Ojai, California) won the Ventura’s Keizer Aluminum Wheels /
Rod End Supply Heat Race #2. Racing his #11 Trench Shoring /
Grimes Rock Spike, Rutherford was sixth fast in time trials
and scored eighteenth in the feature after taking the lead and
breaking a driveline. To date, former VRA Champion has one
feature win, two heat race victories, three top-10 finishes,
and 23 feature laps led.
Austin Liggett (Tracy,
California) won this night’s Competition Suspension Inc. / Rod
End Supply Heat Race #3. Piloting the family owned #83 Excel
Environmental Services / Lucas Oil Maxim, Liggett qualified
eleventh overall and scored tenth in the main event. At press
time, the point leader has two feature wins, one Woodland Auto
Display Fast Time Award, three heat race victories, nine
top-10 finishes, and 60 feature laps led to his credit.
On Saturday, July 28th, the USAC West Coast Sprint Cars
will make their only appearance of 2018 at Bakersfield
Speedway. The eleventh point race will also feature the Sport
Mods, American Stocks, and Mini Stocks. Bakersfield Speedway
is located at 5001 North Chester Extension in Bakersfield,
California. Advance tickets are on sale and for more
event/ticket information, visit the track’s website at
www.bakersfieldspeedway.com or call 661.393.3373.
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 at [email protected]
For more information, visit 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.
COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: July 14, 2018 – Ventura,
California – Ventura Raceway – “Battle at the Beach Race #2” –
co-sanctioned with VRA
WOODLAND AUTO DISPLAY
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Kaleb Montgomery, 3, Montgomery-12.517; 2.
Jake Swanson, 73, Ford-12.661; 3. Tristan Guardino, 15T,
Guardino-12.748; 4. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-12.767; 5.
Jeremy Ellertson, 98, Ellertson-12.770; 6. Troy Rutherford,
11, Rutherford-12.834; 7. Kyle Smith, 55, Smith-12.860; 8.
Ryan Bernal, 73T, Ford-12.878; 9. Charlie Butcher, 96,
Butcher-12.923; 10. Tyler Edwards, 81X, Watt-12.927; 11.
Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-12.976; 12. Koen Shaw, 88K,
Shaw-13.124; 13. Rick Hendrix, 15, Hendrix-13.130; 14. Matt
Stewart, 33, Case-13.167; 15. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team
33-13.180; 16. Tony Everhart, 55T, Everhart-13.197; 17.
Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-13.214; 18. Brent Owens, 71,
Owens-13.323; 19. Slater Helt, 81M, Watt-13.326; 20. Kyle
Edwards, 39E, Edwards-13.357; 21. Michael Faccinto, 81,
Watt-13.362; 22. Guy Woodward, 24, Woodward-13.394; 23.
Britton Bock, 67, Bock-13.401; 24. Ryan Timmons, 29T,
Timmons-13.427; 25. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-13.541; 26. Cody
Majors, 54, Majors-13.555; 27. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-13.739;
28. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-13.822; 29. A.J. Bender, 21,
Bender-14.252; 30. Joey Bishop, 45, Bishop-15.323.
EXTREME MUFFLERS FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Hendrix, 2. Butcher,
3. Montgomery, 4. Ellertson, 5. Faccinto, 6. McQueen, 7.
Bender, 8. Ervine. NT
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS / ROD END
SUPPLY SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Rutherford, 2. Swanson, 3.
T.Edwards, 4. Woodward, 5. Owens, 6. Majors, 7. Stewart. NT
COMPETITION SUSPENSION INCORPORATED / ROD END SUPPLY THIRD
HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Liggett, 2. Guardino, 3. Smith, 4. Wiley,
5. Bock, 6. Helt, 7. Stolz. NT
BUTLERBUILT SEATS / ROD
END SUPPLY FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Faria, 3.
Timmons, 4. Everhart, 5. K.Edwards, 6. Hix, 7. Shaw. NT
PYROTECT RACING CELLS SEMI: (shortened to 4 laps) 1.
Stewart, 2. Bock, 3. McQueen, 4. Majors, 5. Shaw, 6. Helt, 7.
Bender, 8. Hix, 9. Faccinto, 10. Ervine, 11. K.Edwards, 12.
Stolz, 13. Owens. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps – With Starting
Positons) 1. Ryan Bernal (3rd), 2. Jake Swanson (1st), 3. Ryan
Timmons (12th), 4. Tyler Edwards (10th), 5. Matt Stewart
(17th), 6. Koen Shaw (21st), 7. Slater Helt (22nd), 8. Rick
Hendrix (6th), 9. Danny Faria Jr. (8th), 10. Austin Liggett
(4th), 11. Kyle Smith (11th), 12. Jeremy Ellertson (13th), 13.
Brandon Wiley (15th), 14. Charlie Butcher (2nd), 15. Kaleb
Montgomery (9th), 16. Tristan Guardino (7th), 17. Shannon
McQueen (19th), 18. Troy Rutherford (5th), 19. Britton Bock
(18th), 20. Cody Majors (20th), 21. Tony Everhart (16th), 22.
Guy Woodward (14th). NT
**Stolz flipped on lap 1 of the semi.
LEADERS: Laps 1-19 Swanson, Laps 20-30 Bernal.
RACING PRODUCTS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Koen Shaw (21st
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS:
1-Liggett-703, 2-Guardino-596, 3-Timmons-570, 4-McQueen-511,
5-Shaw-510, 6-Hix-484, 7-Faria-477, 8-Richard Vander
Weerd-441, 9-Bock-431, 10-Jace Vander Weerd-390.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
July 28: Bakersfield
Speedway - Bakersfield, CA
August 11: #Santa Maria Raceway
- Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
**Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (ARP Battle at the Beach Race
October 6: #Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA
November 21: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
22: **Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix /
ARP Battle at the Beach Race #4 / Non-Points)
Co-Sanctioned Event with VRA Sprints.
# = Co-Sanctioned
Event with Santa Maria 360 Sprints.
This schedule is
subject to change.