J.J. RINGO IS FIRST SPRINT CAR ENTRY FOR 79TH TURKEY NIGHT
By Lance Jennings
SEPTEMBER 12, 2019...
The first sprint car entry for the “79th Running of the Turkey
Night Grand Prix” at Ventura Raceway has arrived. USAC West
Coast Sprint Car Rookie of the Year contender J.J. Ringo
(Morgan Hill, CA) is the first entry of the prestigious event
set for November 27th and 28th.
At press time, the
driver of the Keller Motorsports’ #2 Firestone Brewery / Crown
Limousine Triple X ranks seventh in championship points and
second to Hannah Mayhew in the rookie standings. Mayhew, the
2017 Perris Young Gun Sprint Car Champion, leads Ringo by
fifteen points with two point races left on the schedule.
Despite missing four races, Ringo has posted one heat race
victory, two Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger Awards,
three top-five finishes, five top-10 finishes, and 22 feature
laps led in West Coast 360 action. On August 24th, Ringo had
his best outing at Ventura, where he led 22 laps before
running second to Jake Swanson at the checkered flags. The
Morgan Hill driver is also a regular with Watsonville’s winged
Taco Bravo 360 Ocean Sprints, where he ranks second to Bud
Kaeding by one point.
The 360 Sprint Car Entry Form
for the “79th Running of the Turkey Night Grand Prix” can be
found at westcoastsprintcars.com/2019/tn19.pdf. The entry fee
is $50 if received on or before October 31st. After October
31st, the entry fee is $100. USAC West Coast series rules will
apply and the rule book can be found at
westcoastsprintcars.com or usacracing.com.
featuring the NOS Energy Drink USAC National and Western
States Midgets, advance tickets for the Thanksgiving classic
are available online through venturaraceway.com or by calling
805.648.7223. Ventura Raceway is located on the Ventura County
Fairgrounds at 10 West Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, California.
The USAC West Coast Sprint Cars will return to action on
Saturday, October 5th at Santa Maria Raceway. Santa Maria
Raceway is located 1/4-mile north of the 101/166 interchange
at 1900 Hutton Road in Nipomo, California. For more event
information, visit the track’s website at
santamariaraceway.com or call 805.710.4407.
West Coast Sprint Car Series thanks AMSOIL, Brown & Miller
Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Chris
Kearns Presents, Competition Suspension Incorporated, Extreme
Mufflers, Five Star Grafix, Hoosier Racing Tire, Loudpedal
Productions, Pyrotect Racing Cells, Saldana Racing Products,
Sway-A-Way Racing Technology, Ultra Shield Race Products,
Wilwood Disc Brakes, 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
For more information on the
series, visit usacracing.com and the social media for USAC
Racing. You can also find exclusive content at
westcoastsprintcars.com and the USAC West Coast Sprint Car
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.
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, 2017-Jake Swanson, 2018-Austin Liggett.
TURKEY NIGHT 360 DIRT SPRINT CAR CHAMPIONS: 2016-Geoff
Ensign, 2017-Tyler Courtney, 2018-Carson Macedo.
USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS: 3-Tristan Guardino, 3-Austin
Liggett, 2-Jake Swanson, 1-Chase Johnson, 1-Brody Roa, 1- Troy
2019 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT
STANDINGS: 1. Tristan Guardino-739, 2. Ryan Timmons-598, 3.
Koen Shaw-509, 4. T.J. Smith-435, 5. Hannah Mayhew ®-408, 6.
Jake Swanson 400, 7. J.J. Ringo ®-393, 8. Austin Liggett-390,
9. Austin Ervine-361, 10. Slater Helt ®-356, 11. Troy
Rutherford-328, 12. Steve Hix-308, 13. Danny Faria Jr.-294,
14. Michael Faccinto-275, 15. Cody Majors-266, 16. Ricky
Kirkbride-255, 17. Tanner Boul ®-243, 18. Tom Hendricks-228,
19. Ryan Bernal-206, 20. Kyle Edwards-179.
WEST COAST SPRINT CAR SERIES SCHEDULE
February 27: The Dirt Track at LVMS - Las Vegas, NV (Winner:
February 28: The Dirt Track at LVMS - Las Vegas,
NV (Winner: Jake Swanson)
March 16: Bakersfield Speedway -
Bakersfield, CA (Winner: Chase Johnson)
March 23: *Ventura
Raceway – Ventura, CA (Winner: Tristan Guardino)
Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Winner: Austin Liggett)
May 17: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA (Winner: Austin
May 18: Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, CA (RAINED
June 1: *Ventura Raceway – Ventura, CA (Winner: Troy
June 7: Thunderbowl Raceway - Tulare, CA
(Winner: Tristan Guardino)
June 15: Santa Maria Raceway -
Santa Maria, CA (Winner: Tristan Guardino)
August 10: Santa
Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA (Winner: Austin Liggett)
August 24: *Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (Winner: Jake
October 5: Santa Maria Raceway - Santa Maria, CA
October 12: Petaluma Speedway – Petaluma, CA
27: *Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix /
November 28: *Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA
(Turkey Night Grand Prix / ARP Battle at the Beach Race #4 /
* = Co-Sanctioned Event with VRA Sprints.
This schedule is
subject to change.