By Dick Jordan
The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car Series resumes August 7 at Giant Speedway in Hanford, Calif. and 62 points separate point leaders Craig Stidham and Davey Pombo.
Stidham and Pombo finished third and fourth in last Saturday’s “Bud Stanfield Memorial” at Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway.
T.J. Smith of Fresno, Calif. earned his first-ever USAC victory at Santa Maria. He led all 30 laps in his UHL Rubber/Swedish Car Care Maxim, beating fast qualifier Danny Faria Jr., Stidham, Pombo and Richard VanderWeerd to the checkered flag.
The 2010 West Coast 360s have now produced 10 different race winners in the first 14 series races.
USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT SERIES POINT STANDINGS
1-Craig Stidham-842, 2-Davey Pombo-780, 3-T.J. Smith-680, 4-Justyne Hamblin-640, 5-Peter Murphy-610, 6-Rusty Carlile-568, 7-Danny Faria Jr.-537, 8-Jace VanderWeerd-518, 9-Richard VanderWeerd-504, 10-Chris Ennis-448.