USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CARS INVADE
By Lance Jennings
2020... This Saturday, October 17th, the USAC West Coast
Sprint Cars will make their last appearance of the year at
Petaluma Speedway. Promoted by Rick Faeth, the special
non-points event will also feature the USAC Western States and
BCRA Midgets, WMR Western Midgets, and 600 Micro Sprints. The
Pit Gates will open at noon, the GRANDSTANDS ARE CLOSED,
Practice starts at 4:00pm, 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).
Floracing.com will broadcast a pay per view live stream over
support of an anonymous sponsor, the purse for Saturday’s
event has been increased. As this writing goes to press, the
race will pay $1,000-to-win, $650-for-2nd, $450-for 3rd,
$350-for-4th, $300-for 5th, and $100-to-start. To limit person
to person contact during the night, all USAC 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 SPEEDWAY HAS A MANDATORY
COMPETITOR COVID-19 WAIVER FORM AT
- 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 Car Series.
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
29, 2017, the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds has hosted four USAC
West Coast Sprint Car races and two different drivers have
claimed victory. “The Human Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign and
Austin Liggett have two victories and Ensign set the track
record of 13.728 at the debut. The series win list at Petaluma
Speedway is at the end of this release.
Saturday at Placerville’s “Prospector Pandemonium,” Ryan
Timmons (Pleasant Hill, CA) set a new track record and earned
the third series win of his career. Piloting the family owned
#29T Timmons Auto Truck & Repair / Evergood Fine Foods CS9,
Timmons took the victory over Jake Morgan, “Wild” Billy Aton,
Kaleb Montgomery. Rob Lindsey, Tanner Boul, Daniel Whitley,
Shane Hopkins, Michael Sellers, and Austin Ervine.
Petaluma 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
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 West Coast Sprint Car 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.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 1-Geoff Ensign, 1-Austin Liggett,
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: (Includes Non-Point Races)
2-Geoff Ensign, 2-Austin Liggett.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE:
August 8: Petaluma Speedway –
Petaluma, CA (Winner: Austin Liggett)
September 19: Petaluma Speedway –
Petaluma, CA (Winner: Geoff Ensign)
October 10: Placerville Speedway –
Placerville, CA (Winner: Ryan Timmons)
October 17: Petaluma Speedway –
Petaluma, CA (Non-Points)
This schedule is subject to change.