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BAKERSFIELD HOSTS 360s MAY 29

By Dick Jordan

The 2010 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series resumes action May 29 at the Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway and Craig Stidham continues to hold a somewhat comfortable point lead after finishing fourth in Saturday night’s 30-lap race at Tulare, Calif.

Bud Kaeding of Campbell, Calif. won Saturday night’s 30-lap “Pombo/Sargent Classic” at the Gropetti Automotive Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway, leading the final 24 laps to beat Peter Murphy, Jace VanderWeerd, Stidham and Richard VanderWeerd.

Kaeding won his heat race, then passed Chris Ennis on the seventh lap of the feature and led the rest of the way. Danny Sheridan led the first three laps and Ennis the next three before Kaeding grabbed the top spot.

USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT SERIES POINT STANDINGS

1-Craig Stidham-506, 2-Peter Murphy-439, 3-Davey Pombo-412, 4-Rusty Carlile-353, 5-T.J. Smith-353, 6-Justyne Hamblin-340, 7-Jace VanderWeerd-331, 8-Danny Faria Jr.-304, 9-Andy Ferris-295, 10-Richard VanderWeerd-274.