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Bud Kaeding Takes “Pombo/Sargent Classic” at Thunderbowl

From Dick Jordan

Bud Kaeding won the USAC West Coast 360 Series feature at Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway Saturday.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR SERIES RACE RESULTS: May 15, 2010 – Tulare, California – Gropetti Automotive Thunderbowl Raceway – “Pombo/Sargent Classic”

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.851; 2. Craig Stidham, 3S, Stidham-16.886; 3. Peter Murphy, 21, Tarlton-16.940; 4. Jace VanderWeerd, 88, VanderWeerd-17.007; 5. Danny Faria Jr., 8M, May-17.054; 6. Bud Kaeding, 2, Bowman-17.156; 7. Danny Sheridan, 18, Kittle-17.170; 8. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-17.212; 9. Davey Pombo, 3, Bowman-17.282; 10. Richard VanderWeerd, 10, VanderWeerd-17.344; 11. Aaron Altaffer, 21A, Dorothy-17.492; 12. Andy Ferris, 4J, Ferris-17.524; 13. Dave Knott, 28, Knott-17.579; 14. Wes Gutierrez, 007, WG-17.633; 15. Matt Streeter, 14JR, Streeter-17.693; 16. Albert Pombo, 83, Pombo-17.747; 17. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter-17.771; 18. T.J. Smith, 14, LeGras-17.808; 19. Justyne Hamblin, 8, JH-17.910; 20. Dean Alexander, 11, McCowan-17.929; 21. Matt Day, 97, Day-18.075; 22. Geoffrey Strole, 09S, Strole-18.139; 23. Ray Knight, 99K, Knight-NT.

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. R.VanderWeerd, 2. A.Pombo, 3. Sheridan, 4. Carlile, 5. J.VanderWeerd, 6. Hamblin, 7. Knott, 8. Strole. NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stidham, 2. Faria, 3. Ennis, 4. Alexander, 5. Gutierrez, 6. Altaffer, 7. Kirkbride. NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kaeding, 2. Smith, 3. D. Pombo, 4. Murphy, 5. Ferris, 6. Streeter, 7. Day. NT

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bud Kaeding, 2. Peter Murphy, 3. Jace VanderWeerd, 4. Craig Stidham, 5. Richard VanderWeerd, 6. Danny Faria Jr., 7. Rusty Carlile, 8. T.J. Smith, 9. Davey Pombo, 10. Aaron Altaffer, 11. Ricky Kirkbride, 12. Matt Streeter, 13. Dean Alexander, 14. Danny Sheridan, 15. Wes Gutierrez, 16. Geoffrey Strole, 17. Matt Day, 18. Andy Ferris, 19. Albert Pombo, 20. Dave Knott, 21. Chris Ennis, 22. Justyne Hamblin. NT.
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FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-3 Sheridan, Laps 4-6 Ennis, Laps 7-30 Kaeding.

NEW USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stidham-506; 2-Murphy-439; 3-D.Pombo-412; 4-Carlile-353; 5-Smith-353; 6-Hamblin-340; 7-J.VanderWeerd-331; 8-Faria-304; 8-Ferris-295; 10-R.VanderWeerd-274.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT RACE: May 29 – Bakersfield (CA) Speedway – “Memorial Day Classic” – “Southwest Contractors 360 Clash”