USAC WEST COAST SPRINTS CLASH AT PETALUMA’S “ADOBE CUP II"
By Lance Jennings
OCTOBER 8, 2019... This Saturday,
October 12th, the USAC West Coast 360 Sprint Cars will battle
at Petaluma Speedway for their final point race of the season.
Promoted by Rick Faeth, the “Adobe Cup II” will also showcase
Dwarf Cars (Twin 25s) and 600 Micro Sprints. The Pit Gates at
“The Fastest 3/8-Mile Dirt Oval in Northern California” open
at Noon, the Front Gates open at 4:00PM, and Racing will start
at 6:00PM. For more details, visit the track’s website at
petaluma-speedway.com or call 707.763.RACE (7223).
NOTICE TO RACERS:
- PETALUMA MANDATORY MUFFLERS:
FLOWMASTER: 53545-10, SPINTECH: 1545P SUPER STOCK. *Failure to
comply with the muffler rule will risk disqualification from
- PETALUMA TARP RULE: Tarps are mandatory under
all racecars in the pit area and must stick out at least one
foot at each side.
- FRONT AXLE TETHER SYSTEMS (2-Chassis,
1-King Pin to King Pin) ARE MANDATORY.
- FULL CONTAINMENT
SEATS ARE MANDATORY.
- COCKPIT ADJUSTABLE SHOCKS ARE
- The Hoosier 105/16 Medium is the ONLY legal
right rear tire and all four corners must be Hoosier.
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.
- The USAC West Coast Sprint Car Rule Book can
be found online at westcoastsprintcars.com and usacracing.com.
- USAC MEMBERSHIPS can be purchased at the track or online
To date, Petaluma Speedway has
held one USAC West Coast Sprint Car event and “The Human
Highlight Reel” Geoff Ensign scored the win and set the track
record of 13.728 on July 29, 2017. Unfortunately, the May 18th
race scheduled at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds was rained out.
Entering the thirteenth point race, there have been
seven different winners. Tristan Guardino and Austin Liggett
lead the series with three triumphs while Jake Swanson has two
victories on the season. Chase Johnson, Kaleb Montgomery,
Brody Roa, and Troy Rutherford have posted one win.
After finishing tenth last Saturday at Santa Maria, Tristan
Guardino (Fremont, CA) has clinched the championship. Driving
the family owned #15T Dorso’s Automotive / Allied Auto Stores
Maxim, Guardino has three feature wins, two Woodland Auto
Display Fast Time Awards, four heat race victories, ten top-10
finishes, and 87 feature laps led to his credit. With eight
victories, Tristan is tied with Peter Murphy and Jace Vander
Weerd for seventh on the win list and will be looking to add
Petaluma to his resume.
Ryan Timmons (Pleasant Hill,
CA) is second in the chase for the championship. Piloting the
family owned #29T Timmons Auto & Truck Repair / Evergood Fine
Foods Maxim, Timmons led the first eleven laps before scoring
fourth at Santa Maria Raceway. At press time, the 2016 Rookie
of the Year has two Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Awards,
two heat race victories, one Wilwood Disc Brakes Lucky 13
Award, and nine top-10 finishes, and 11 feature laps led. This
Saturday, Ryan will have his sights on the third career USAC
West Coast victory.
Koen Shaw (Fresno, CA) ranks third
in the USAC West Coast point standings. Racing the family
owned #88 Shaw Structures Unlimited / PMS Investments KPC,
Shaw placed seventh at Santa Maria after starting eleventh. To
date, the versatile driver has one heat race victory and six
top-10 finishes in the campaign. This Saturday night, Koen
will be looking to earn his first career USAC victory at
T.J. Smith (Fresno, CA) sits fourth
in the championship point chase. Driving the May Motorsports’
#8M Salmon Motorsports / Coopers Propane Maxim, Smith raced to
second at Santa Maria after starting eighth. At press time,
the former Santa Maria track champion has four heat race
victories, one Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger Award,
seven top-10 finishes, and 8 feature laps led on the season.
T.J. has four career wins and will have his sights on his
first victory of the campaign.
After his third place
finish at Santa Maria, J.J. Ringo (Morgan Hill, CA) has
climbed to fifth in the West Coast point standings. Racing the
Keller Motorsports’ #2 Firestone Brewery 805 / Crown Limousine
Triple X, Ringo has one heat race victory, two Saldana Racing
Products Hard Charger Awards, six top-10 finishes, and 22
feature laps led on the season. The leading rookie contender
will be looking for his first USAC win this Saturday night.
While Ringo leads the chase for Rookie of the Year honors,
Hannah Mayhew (Acton, CA), Slater Helt (Harrisonville, MO),
Tanner Boul (Auberry, CA), Brent Owens (Rancho Cucamonga, CA)
and Gage Rucker (Truxton, MO) are also in contention.
Among the other drivers expected to be in action are Austin
Ervine, Jake Swanson, Austin Liggett, Steve Hix, Michael
Faccinto, Cody Majors, “The Rickster” Ricky Kirkbride, Brandon
Wiley, Kaleb Montgomery, Ricky Lewis, Shawn Arriaga, Ricky
Brophy, and more.
Petaluma Speedway is located at the
Sonoma-Marin County Fairgrounds at 100 Fairgrounds Drive in
Petaluma, California. Adult Grandstand Tickets are $18, Senior
Grandstand Tickets are $14, Junior (6-11) Grandstand Tickets
are $14 and Kids (5 & Under) are FREE. Advance tickets are on
sale and can be purchased by calling the track office at
707.763.RACE (7223). For more event information, visit the
track’s website at petaluma-speedway.com.
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,
2019 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR
WINS: 3-Tristan Guardino, 3-Austin Liggett, 2-Jake Swanson,
1-Chase Johnson, 1-Kaleb Montgomery, 1-Brody Roa, 1- Troy
PETALUMA USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR WINS:
2019 USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINT
STANDINGS: 1. Tristan Guardino-794, 2. Ryan Timmons-667, 3.
Koen Shaw-565, 4. T.J. Smith-507, 5. J.J. Ringo ®-467, 6.
Hannah Mayhew ®-447, 7. Austin Ervine-402, 8. Slater Helt
®-401, 9. Jake Swanson-400, 10. Austin Liggett-390, 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. Brandon Wiley-213, 20. Brent Owens ®-210.
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
(Winner: Kaleb Montgomery)
October 12: Petaluma Speedway –
Petaluma, CA (Adobe Cup II)
November 27: *Ventura Raceway -
Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix / Non-Points)
28: *Ventura Raceway - Ventura, CA (Turkey Night Grand Prix /
ARP Battle at the Beach Race #4 / Non-Points)
Co-Sanctioned Event with VRA Sprints.
This schedule is
subject to change.