By Dick Jordan
Bud Kaeding remains atop the 2011 USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car series standings after last Thursday’s race at Hanford, Calif. was postponed. No new date has been released for the conclusion of the rained-out March 18 event.
Kaeding holds a seven-point lead over Greg Alexander going into this Saturday’s race at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway, where the standings are sure to be jumbled.
Santa Maria hosted six West Coast 360 races last year and five different winners emerged. They included two-time winner T.J. Smith, Danny Sheridan, series champion Craig Stidham, Jace VanderWeerd and Wes Gutierrez.
USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Bud Kaeding-76; 2-Greg Alexander-69; 3-Ryan Bernal-63; 4-Davey Pombo-62; 5-Wes Gutierrez-58; 6-Andy Forsberg-57; 7-Craig Stidham-55; 8-Richard VanderWeerd-49; 9-Jace VanderWeerd-43; 10-Garrett Ishii-39.