By Dick Jordan
The “Cotton Classic” is last on the USAC West Coast Sprint Car calendar, closing out the campaign at Kings Speedway in Hanford, Calif. October 6.
Bud Kaeding continues to pace the point standings since no points were issued for last Saturday night’s “John Jewett Memorial Billet Cup” race at the Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway.
Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. won the Santa Maria feature, passing Mike Spencer on lap 35 and leading the final six laps. Spencer finished second ahead of Ryan Bernal, Kaeding and Danny Faria Jr. Chris Ennis led the first 18 laps and Spencer the next 16 before Vander Weerd led the rest.
2012 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Bud Kaeding-615, 2-Ryan Bernal-490, 3-Markus Niemela-484, 4-Danny Faria Jr.-464, 5-Danny Sheridan-398, 6-Matt Mitchell-391, 7-Richard Vander Weerd-391, 8-Ricky Kirkbride-362, 9-Rusty Carlile-351, 10-Justyne Hamblin-319.