Hollywood Danny Faria Jr. Leads Wire To Wire At Tulare

Danny Faria Jr. started on the front row and took the lead at Tulare’s Thunderbowl Raceway, going wire to wire for the win in the Friday night’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature. Faria Jr. qualified third fastest, placed second in the first heat race before leading all 30 laps in the feature.

Woodland Auto Display Qualifying: 1. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-16.836; 2. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-16.863; 3. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.923; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-17.247; 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-17.270; 6. Colby Copeland, 24, Copeland-17.286; 7. Ryan Timmons, 29T, Timmons-17.458; 8. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-17.587; 9. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-17.790; 10. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-17.802; 11. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-17.854; 12. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-18.042; 13. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-18.119; 14. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-18.179; 15. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-18.487; 16. Cody Smothermon, 81, Watt-18.555.

Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems Trophy Dash (4 laps): 

1. Bernal, 2. Faria, 3. Liggett, 4. R.Vander Weerd. NT

Extreme Mufflers Heat #1 (10 laps):

1. Bernal, 2. J.Vander Weerd, 3. Faria, 4. Timmons, 5. Hix, 6. Bock, 7. Stolz, 8. Ervine. NT

Keizer Aluminum Wheels/Rod End Supply Heat #2 (10 laps):

1. Guardino, 2. R. Vander Weerd, 3. Liggett, 4. Copeland, 5. Rutherford, 6. McQueen, 7. Shaw, 8. Smothermon. NT

Feature (30 laps): 

1. Danny Faria Jr., 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Ryan Bernal, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Steve Hix, 7. Shannon McQueen, 8. Ryan Stolz, 9. Tristan Guardino, 10. Ryan Timmons, 11. Cody Smothermon, 12. Koen Shaw, 13. Austin Ervine, 14. Britton Bock, 15. Jace Vander Weerd, 16. Troy Rutherford. NT

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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Faria.

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Colby Copeland (8th to 2nd)

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS:

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE: May 19 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway – “5th Annual Peter Murphy Classic”

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Bobby Kimbrough

Bobby grew up in the heart of Illinois, becoming an avid dirt track race fan which has developed into a life long passion. Taking a break from the Midwest dirt tracks to fight evil doers in the world, he completed a full 21 year career in the Marine Corps.
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