By Dick Jordan
Santa Maria (Calif.) Speedway hosts this Saturday night’s USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Car event and Ryan Bernal takes a 31-point lead over Richard VanderWeerd into the second of five scheduled Santa Maria races this season.
VanderWeerd won at Santa Maria in April, a race in which Bernal finished fifth.
Santa Maria also hosts July 30, August 27 and September 17 West Coast 360 Sprint races.
USAC WEST COAST 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS
1-Ryan Bernal-354; 2-Richard VanderWeerd-323; 3-Jace VanderWeerd-293; 4-Bud Kaeding-290; 5-Wes Gutierrez-285; 6-Greg Alexander-272; 7-Danny Faria Jr.-242; 8-Justyne Hamblin-231; 9-Peter Murphy-230; 10-Dennis Howell-213.