Vander Weerd Takes 5th Annual Peter Murphy Classic In Tulare

Richard Vander Weerd (1st), Ryan Bernal (2nd) Tristan Guardino (3rd).

Taking over on lap 10, Richard Vander Weerd held off all challengers to win the 5th Annual Peter Murphy Classic at the Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, California.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS:

May 19, 2018 – Tulare, California – Merle Stone Chevrolet Thunderbowl Raceway – “5th Annual Peter Murphy Classic”

Extreme Mufflers First Heat (10 laps):

1. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Faria), 2. Austin Liggett, (#83 Liggett), 3. Ryan Timmons (#29T Timmons), 4. Britton Bock (#67 Bock), 5. Shannon McQueen (#7 Van Meter), 6. Brent Owens (#71 Martin), 7. Kaleb Montgomery (#3T Montgomery). NT

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

1. Colby Copeland (#24 Copeland), 2. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 3. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 4. Brody Roa (#56 Phulps), 5. Koen Shaw (#88K Shaw), 6. Ryan Stolz (#72 Ford), 7. Brandon Wiley (#33B Team 33). NT

Competition Suspension Incorporated/Rod End Supply Third Heat (10 laps):

1. Troy Rutherford (#11 Rutherford), 2. Tristan Guardino (#15T Guardino), 3. Max Adams (#42X Bates), 4. Steve Hix (#57 Hix), 5. Austin Ervine (#51 AJ), 6. Ryan Bernal (#73 Ford). NT

USAC West Coast Sprint Car Dash for Cash at The Peter Murphy Classic. L to R: Richard Vander Weerd (4th) $200, Austin Liggett (3rd) $300, Ryan Bernal (1st) $500, Danny Faria Jr. (2nd) $400.

Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems Pole Shuffle:

1. Copeland, 2. Faria, 3. Rutherford, 4. Liggett, 5. R.Vander Weerd, 6. Guardino. NT

Feature (30 laps):

1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Tristan Guardino, 4. Austin Liggett, 5. Jace Vander Weerd, 6. Max Adams, 7. Danny Faria Jr., 8. Ryan Timmons, 9. Troy Rutherford, 10. Shannon McQueen, 11. Steve Hix, 12. Koen Shaw, 13. Brandon Wiley, 14. Brody Roa, 15. Colby Copeland, 16. Britton Bock, 17. Ryan Stolz, 18. Kaleb Montgomery, 19. Austin Ervine. NT.

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**Owens flipped on lap 3 of the first heat. Ervine flipped on lap 1 of the feature. Copeland flipped on lap 18 of the feature.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-9 Faria, Laps 10-30 R.Vander Weerd

SALDANA RACING PRODUCTS / RACING OPTICS HARD CHARGER: Ryan Bernal (17th to 2nd)

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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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