Liggett Grabs West Coast Crown As Timmons Wins Santa Maria Finale

Ryan Timmons wwins at Santa Maria. Austin Liggett wins the series title. Image Credit: Jon Paquet – Paquet Photography

Austin Liggett of Tracy, Calif. locked up the 2018 USAC West Coast Sprint car championship Saturday night, while Ryan Timmons of Pleasant Hill, Calif. won the series finale, leading all 30 laps at Santa Maria Raceway. Tristan Guardino finished second in the final race as Trent Carter took third ahead of Danny Faria Jr. and Steve Hix.

USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series Race Results: October 6, 2018 – Santa Maria, California – Santa Maria Raceway – “Championship Night” – co-sanctioned with Santa Maria 360 Sprints

Woodland Auto Display Qualifications: 1. Tristan Guardino, 15T, Guardino-13.661; 2. Danny Faria Jr., 8, Richardson-13.874; 3. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-14.011; 4. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-14.153; 5. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-14.283; 6. Tye Mihocko, 5, Mihocko-14.287; 7. Steve Hix, 57, Hix-14.312; 8. Troy Rutherford, 11, Rutherford-14.319; 9. Brandon Wiley, 33B, Team 33-14.321; 10. Ryan Timmons, 29T,Timmons-14.458; 11. Sterling Cling, 34, Cling-14.461; 12. Shannon McQueen, 7, Van Meter-14.470; 13. Kyler Shaw, 92, Shaw-14.486; 14. Tom Hendricks, 14, Hendricks-14.608; 15. Kyle Edwards, 39E, Edwards-14.636; 16. Bill Jones, 16J, Herrera-14.727; 17. Britton Bock, 67, Bock-14.866; 18. Koen Shaw, 88K, Shaw-15.061; 19. Tyler Most, 3, Most-15.163; 20. James Herrera, 5J, Herrera-15.439; 21. Ryan Stolz, 72, Ford-15.615; 22. Austin Ervine, 51, AJ-16.348.

Extreme Mufflers First Heat (10 laps): 1. Hix, 2. Guardino, 3. Timmons, 4. Kirkbride, 5. Ky.Shaw, 6. Jones, 7. Ervine, 8. Most. NT

Keizer Aluminum Whells/Rod End Supply Second Heat(10 laps): 1. Faria, 2. Rutherford, 3. Cling, 4. Carter, 5. Hendricks, 6. Bock, 7. Herrera. NT

Competition Suspension Incorporated/Rod End Supply Third Heat (10 laps): 1. Wiley, 2. Liggett, 3. McQueen, 4. Mihocko, 5. Ko.Shaw, 6. Edwards, 7. Stolz. NT

FEATURE (30 laps): 1. Ryan Timmons, 2. Tristan Guardino, 3. Trent Carter, 4. Danny Faria Jr., 5. Steve Hix, 6. Sterling Cling, 7. Kyler Shaw, 8. Koen Shaw, 9. Britton Bock, 10. Shannon McQueen, 11. James Herrera, 12. Ricky Kirkbride, 13. Austin Ervine, 14. Kyle Edwards, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Tyler Most, 17. Troy Rutherford, 18. Tom Hendricks, 19. Brandon Wiley, 20. Austin Liggett, 21. Ryan Stolz, 22. Bill Jones. NT

**Rutherford flipped on lap 20 of the feature.

Feature Lap Leader: Laps 1-30 Timmons

Saldana Racing Products/ Racing Optics Hard Charger: James Herrera (20th to 11th)

Final USAC West Coast Sprint Car Points: 1-Liggett-929, 2-Guardino-912, 3-Timmons-839, 4-McQueen-733, 5-Hix-723, 6-Koen Shaw-685, 7-Faria-630, 8-Bock-611, 9-Ervine-525, 10-Stolz-453.

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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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