USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS CLASH AT
SANTA MARIA’S “32ND ANNUAL BUD STANFIELD MEMORIAL”
2018... The USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars will return to
Santa Maria Raceway this Saturday, August 11th. Co-sanctioned
with the Santa Maria 360 Sprints, the “32nd Annual Bud
Stanfield Memorial” is the third of four appearances at “The
West’s Best Short Track.” The action packed card will also
feature the Light Up The World USAC Western States Midgets
presented by CBD Living Water, Mini Stocks, IMCA Modifieds,
Hobby Stocks, and the Santa Maria Dwarf Cars. Located in
Nipomo, California, the front gates will open at 4:00pm, time
trials at 5:00pm, and racing will begin at 5:30pm. For more
information, visit the track’s website at
www.santamariaraceway.com or call 805.922.2232.
RACERS: FRONT AXLE TETHERS ARE MANDATORY. The Hoosier 105/16
Medium is the ONLY legal right rear tire and all four corners
must be Hoosier. Cockpit adjustable shocks are NOT allowed and
engine restrictor rules are 1-7/8” with open heads and 2-3/16”
with ASCS cylinder heads. The weight rule is 1,475 lbs. with
driver and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can be
found online at www.westcoastsprintcars.com and
www.usacracing.com. USAC MEMBERSHIPS can be purchased at the
track or online at
2018 APPROVED/LEGAL MUFFLERS:
SCHOENFELD: 14272535, 14272735-78
FLOWMASTER: 53545-10, 13516100,
COAST FABRICATION: 350x625x17-2S
SPINTECH: 1545P SUPER STOCK
*Failure to comply with the muffler
rule will risk disqualification from the event.
event honors Bud Stanfield, a former driver, race car builder,
and crew chief at Santa Maria. After serving in the Air Force
during the Korean War, Bud built Stock Cars in the late 1950s
and wrenched for Al Smith's Super Modified. When the Santa
Maria track opened in 1964, Stanfield served as crew chief for
several teams and later drove in the Limited Stock Car
division. In 1978, Bud started a family owned Modified and
Sprint Car team for his sons Ed and Allen. The low budget team
built their own cars for several years and enjoyed moderate
success. Unable to find the sponsorship needed to rebuild the
team's equipment, Stanfield became the crew chief for Mike
Knopf. Driving the Larabee Brothers Coors Racing Sprint Car,
Knopf had immediate results with several fast times and strong
finishes. Unfortunately, on July 14, 1984, Bud was struck by
an out of control sprinter that came off the track. After
having brain surgery and spending a month in a coma, Stanfield
would later succumb to his injuries. Since then, Santa Maria
Raceway continues to honor the memory of a racer's racer- Bud
Santa Maria Raceway has held thirty-five West Coast Sprint Car
events and Ryan Bernal and Richard Vander Weerd lead all
drivers with five victories. In the last two appearances, Troy
Rutherford claimed the April 28th show, and Austin Liggett
topped the June 9th “Ron Otto Memorial.” On August 12, 2017,
Max Adams lowered the series record to 13.384, just above the
all-time 360 record of 13.354, set on September 11, 2004 by
“Showtime” Danny Sheridan. A complete series win list at Santa
Maria Raceway is at the end of this release.
point races remaining on the schedule, Austin Liggett (Tracy,
California) has a 106-point advantage over the competition.
Piloting the family owned #83 Excel Environmental Services /
Lucas Oil Maxim, Liggett lead the July 28th Bakersfield main
event for 22 laps before scoring third at the checkered flags.
To date, the point leader has two feature wins, one Woodland
Auto Display Fast Time Award, four heat race victories, ten
top-10 finishes, and 82 feature laps led on the year. The 2012
Rookie of the Year has seven career triumphs and will be
looking to add the “Bud Stanfield Memorial” to his win list.
Guardino (Fremont, California) is second in the USAC West
Coast point standings. Racing the family owned #15T Dorso’s
Automotive / Allied Auto Stores Maxim, Guardino was
Bakersfield’s Saldana Racing Products / Racing Optics Hard
Charger with a second place run from ninth. At press time, the
micro sprint graduate has one feature win, one Woodland Auto
Display Fast Time Award, five heat race victories, eight
top-10 finishes, and 36 feature laps led to his credit. With
four career wins, Tristan will have his sights on Saturday’s
(Pleasant Hill, California) ranks third in the chase for the
championship. Piloting the family owned #29T Timmons Auto &
Truck Repair / Evergood Fine Foods Maxim, Timmons earned his
first career win at Bakersfield Speedway on July 28th. Heading
to the twelfth point race, the 2016 Rookie of the Year has two
heat race victories and eight top-10 finishes to his credit.
This Saturday, Ryan will be looking to add Santa Maria’s
winning trophy to his collection.
(Fresno, California) has climbed to fourth in the West Coast
point chase. Driving the family owned #88K Shaw Structures
Unlimited / PMS Investments KPC, Shaw charged from eighth to
fifth in the July 28th feature. With two hard charger awards
and seven top-10 finishes on the season, Shaw will be looking
to claim his first main event win this Saturday night.
McQueen (Bakersfield, California) is fifth in the championship
point standings. Racing Bob and Toni Van Meter’s #7 Simpson
Race Products / Lucas Oil Maxim, McQueen raced to a sixth
place finish at Bakersfield after starting eleventh. At press
time, the 2012 USAC Western Midget Champion has nine top-10
finishes on the season and will have her sights on her first
sprint car win at Santa Maria.
seventh in points, Britton Bock (Calistoga, California) leads
the chase for Rookie of the Year honors. Austin Ervine
(Bakersfield, California), Kaleb Montgomery (Templeton,
California), Brent Owens (Covina, California), and Hannah
Mayhew (Acton, California) are also in contention.
Among the other drivers expected to
be in action are Steve Hix, “Hollywood” Danny Faria Jr., Ryan
Stolz, Brandon Wiley, Troy Rutherford, Kyle Edwards, Hobie
Conway, Matt Day, and more.
Liggett (Tracy, California) also leads the Santa Maria 360
Sprint Car point standings. Trent Carter, Tristan Guardino,
Ryan Timmons, Steve Hix, Koen Shaw, Jordan Linson, Ryan Stolz,
Shannon McQueen, Austin Ervine, and Brandon Wiley round out
the top-10 in points.
Raceway is located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange
at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California. Adult tickets are
$17, Kids Tickets (6-12) are $6, and Kids (5 & Under) are
FREE. For more event information, visit the track’s website at
www.santamariaraceway.com or call 805.922.2232.
West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Hoosier Tire, BR
Motorsports, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Chris
Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme
Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, King
Racing Products, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Racing Optics, Rod End
Supply, Saldana Racing Products, Ultra Shield Race Products,
and Woodland Auto Display for their support. If you or your
company would like to become part of the series, email PR
Director Lance Jennings at email@example.com.
For more information, visit
www.westcoastsprintcars.com, and www.usacracing.com. You can
also find exclusive content on the USAC West Coast Facebook,
Twitter, and Instagram pages.
Productions has USAC West Coast Sprint Car DVDs and videos on
demand available for purchase at www.loudpedal.tv and
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR
CHAMPIONS: 2009-Justyne Hamblin, 2010-Craig Stidham,
2011-Richard Vander Weerd, 2012-Bud Kaeding, 2013-Danny Faria
Jr., 2014-Matt Mitchell, 2015-Danny Faria Jr., 2016-Brody Roa,
STANFIELD MEMORIAL SPRINT CAR WINNERS: 2000-Greg Porte,
2004-Danny Sheridan, 2005-Peter Murphy, 2006-Davey Pombo,
2007-Greg Porte, 2008-Danny Faria Jr., 2009-Peter Murphy,
2010-T.J. Smith, 2011-Danny Sheridan, 2012-Ryan Bernal,
2013-Richard Vander Weerd, 2015-Danny Faria Jr., 2016-Jace
Vander Weerd, 2017-Max Adams.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 2-Ryan Bernal, 2-Austin Liggett,
2-Brody Roa, 2-Richard Vander Weerd, 1-Danny Faria Jr.,
1-Dennis Gile, 1-Tristan Guardino, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Ryan
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: (Includes Non-Point Races)
5-Ryan Bernal, 5-Richard Vander Weerd, 3-Peter Murphy, 3-Danny
Sheridan, 3-Jace Vander Weerd, 2-Danny Faria Jr., 2-Tristan
Guardino, 2-Cory Kruseman, 2-T.J. Smith, 1-Max Adams, 1-Greg
Alexander, 1-Wes Gutierrez, 1-Austin Liggett, 1-Davey Pombo,
1-Brody Roa, 1-Troy Rutherford, 1-Craig Stidham.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Austin Liggett-779,
2-Tristan Guardino-673, 3-Ryan Timmons-651, 4-Koen Shaw-578,
5-Shannon McQueen-569, 6-Steve Hix-543, 7-Britton Bock-487,
8-Danny Faria Jr,-477, 9-Richard Vander Weerd-441, 10-Jace
MARIA 360 SPRINT CAR POINT STANDINGS: 1-Austin Liggett-91, 2.
Trent Carter-76, 3. Tristan Guardino-74, 4. Ryan Timmons-72,
5. Steve Hix-70, -. Koen Shaw-70, 7. Jordan Linson-68, -. Ryan
Stolz-68, 9. Shannon McQueen-68, 10. Austin Ervine-66, --.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SCHEDULE
DATE - TRACK - LOCATION
August 11: #Santa Maria Raceway -
Santa Maria, CA (Bud Stanfield Memorial)
August 25: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (ARP Battle at the Beach Race #3)
October 6: #Santa Maria Raceway -
Santa Maria, CA (Championship Night)
November 21: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
November 22: **Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / ARP Battle at the Beach
Race #4 / Non-Points)
** = Co-Sanctioned Event with VRA
# = Co-Sanctioned Event with Santa
Maria 360 Sprints.
This schedule is subject to change.