USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS INVADE
By Lance Jennings
2020... This Saturday, August 8th, the USAC West Coast Sprint
Car Series will invade Petaluma Speedway for their first race
of the season. Promoted by Rick Faeth, the special non-points
event will also feature Dwarf Cars, 600 Micro Sprints, and
Mini Stocks. The GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED, the Pit Gates will
open at noon, Practice starts at 5:00pm, and Racing at “The
Fastest 3/8 Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California” will begin
at 6:00pm. For event information, visit the track’s website at
petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE). A live pay
per view internet broadcast is available at floracing.com.
officials are looking for sponsors to add bonuses and increase
the night’s purse. As this writing goes to press, Saturday’s
race will pay $800-to-win, $400-for-2nd, $300-for 3rd,
$250-for-4th, $200-for 5th, and $100-to-start. To limit person
to person contact during the night, all racers must purchase
their license / membership ahead of the event at
usacracing.com or usaclicense.com. In addition, the entry fee
will be taken from the night’s winnings.
- ALL RACERS MUST PURCHASE THEIR
USAC LICENSE / MEMBERSHIPS ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT AT
USACRACING.COM OR USACLICENSE.COM.
- CALIFORNIA STATE PROTOCOL CALLS
FOR COMPETITORS, CREWS, OFFICIALS, AND ANYONE ON THE GROUNDS
TO PRACTICE SAFE SOCIAL DISTANCING, PROPER SANITIZING, AND
FOLLOW LOCAL REGULATIONS REGARDING THE COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS.
- PETALUMA COVID-19 WAIVER FORM:
Petaluma Speedway has a mandatory competitor COVID-19 Waiver
Form at petaluma-speedway.com/covid-waiver.
- PETALUMA MANDATORY MUFFLERS:
FLOWMASTER: 53545-10, SPINTECH: 1545P SUPER STOCK. *Failure to
comply with the muffler rule will risk disqualification from
- PETALUMA TARP RULE: Tarps are
mandatory under all racecars in the pit area and must stick
out at least one foot at each side.
- FRONT AXLE TETHER SYSTEMS
(2-Chassis, 1-King Pin to King Pin) ARE MANDATORY.
- FULL CONTAINMENT SEATS ARE
- COCKPIT ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS ARE
- Hoosier Tires are required on all
four corners with the 105/16 Medium, 105/18 Hard, and 105/18
F85A as the only approved right rear tires. The listed right
rear tires are also legal with the USAC National, USAC/CRA,
and USAC SouthWest Sprint Cars. The Hoosier Medium is also
legal with the VRA Sprint Cars.
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
- The USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Rule Book can be found online at westcoastsprintcars.com and
Petaluma Speedway has held two USAC West Coast Sprint Car
events. 2018 Champion Austin Liggett topped last October’s
show and “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign claimed the
July 29, 2017 race after setting the track record of 13.728.
Last season, Tristan Guardino
(Fremont, CA) became the tenth different driver to claim the
series championship. Ryan Timmons, Koen Shaw, T.J. Smith, J.J.
Ringo, Hannah Mayhew, Austin Liggett, Austin Ervine, Slater
Helt, and Jake Swanson rounded out the top-10 in points. Ringo
earned rookie of the year honors.
Speedway is located on the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in
Petaluma, California at 100 Fairgrounds Drive. Due to the
local health department regulations regarding the COVID-19
Coronavirus, the GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED for the event. For
more information, visit the track's website at
petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.7223 (RACE).
West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Chris Kearns
Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme
Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal
Productions, Rod End Supply, Sway-A-Way Torsion Bars, 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
information on the series, visit usacracing.com and the social
media for USAC Racing. You can also find exclusive content at
westcoastsprintcars.com and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
has USAC Western States Midget live videos and on demand
coverage available for purchase at floracing.com.
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,
2017-Jake Swanson, 2018-Austin Liggett, 2019-Tristan Guardino.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 1-Geoff Ensign, 1-Austin