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Bernal wins USAC West Coast feature at Tulare

Ryan Bernal. - Chuck Fry Photo

Ryan Bernal. – Chuck Fry Photo

Tulare, CA — (Marcy 14, 2015) — Ryan Bernal won the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series feature on Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway. Colby Copeland, Danny Faria Jr., Bud Kaeding, and Richard Vander Weerd rounded out the top five.

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: March 14, 2015 – Tulare, California – Thunderbowl Raceway

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Danny Faria Jr. (#17V Bowman), 2. Jace Vander Weerd (#88 Vander Weerd), 3. Ryan Bernal (#56 Phulps), 4. Colby Copeland (#74 Williams), 5. Ryan Timmons (#29T Timmons), 6. Shannon McQueen (#87 Van Meter), 7. Chris Ennis (#86 Ennis), 8. Jonathan Logan (#32 Evett/Logan). NT

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd (#10 Vander Weerd), 2. D.J. Johnson (#33 Johnson), 3. Jim Richardson (#8 Richardson), 4. Tristan Guardino (#81 Watt), 5. Kevin Barnes (#36B Barnes), 6. Matt Day (#97 Day), 7. Tye Mihocko (#5 Mihocko). NT

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Austin Liggett (#83 Liggett), 2. Landon Hurst (#179 Hurst), 3. Trey Marcham (#73 Ford), 4. Brody Roa (#48 Leonard), 5. Bud Kaeding (#29 Bowman), 6. Jeff Sibley (#42N Sibley). NT

ALSO AT TRACK: Nathan Washam (#17 Shanoian)

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Ryan Bernal, 2. Colby Copeland, 3. Danny Faria Jr., 4. Bud Kaeding, 5. Richard Vander Weerd, 6. Trey Marcham, 7. D.J. Johnson, 8. Jace Vander Weerd, 9. Ryan Timmons, 10. Austin Liggett, 11. Landon Hurst, 12. Jim Richardson, 13. Tristan Guardino, 14. Brody Roa, 15. Tye Mihocko, 16. Jeff Sibley, 17. Chris Ennis, 18. Kevin Barnes, 19. Matt Day. NT
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**Mihocko flipped during the second heat.

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-4 Marcham, Laps 5-13 R.Vander Weerd, Laps 14-30 Bernal.

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Ryan Bernal-178, 2-Danny Faria Jr.-171, 3-Colby Copeland-166, 4-Richard Vander Weerd-145. 5-Jace Vander Weerd-136, 6-Austin Liggett-133, 7-Bud Kaeding-122, 8-Landon Hurst-117, 9-Trey Marcham-110, 10-D.J. Johnson-105.

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: March 28 – Hanford, CA – Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds