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Sunday, 14 April 2013

THUNDERBOWL 30-LAPPER TO RICHARD VANDER WEERD

 

THUNDERBOWL 30-LAPPER TO RICHARD VANDER WEERD

 

Tulare, CA……..Richard Vander Weerd of Visalia, Calif. led all 30 laps enroute to Saturday night’s victory in the USAC West Coast Sprint race at Thunderbowl Raceway in his Vander Weerd Construction/Battery Worx Maxim/Shark. The fastest qualifier was trailed by series point leader Ryan Bernal, Jace Vander Weerd, Markus Niemela and Bud Kaeding. Bernal, who recovered from a qualifying flip, holds a 21-point lead over Kaeding in the new standings.

 

USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 13, 2013 – Tulare, California – Tulare Thunderbowl Raceway

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 10, Vander Weerd-15.484; 2. Markus Niemela, 81, Watt-15.526; 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 88, Vander Weerd-15.626; 4. Austin Liggett, 83, Liggett-15.814; 5. Bud Kaeding, 29, Bowman-15.885; 6. Dennis Howell, 62, Howell-16.057; 7. Danny Faria Jr., 17V, Faria-16.069; 8. Andy Ferris, 4J, Ferris-16.179; 9. Ricky Kirkbride, 87, Van Meter- 16.200; 10. Kevin Barnes, 36B, Barnes-16.451; 11. Tom Hendricks, 14K, Kruseman-16.456; 12. Marty Hawkins, 3M, Hawkins-16.490; 13. Rusty Carlile, 51, Carlile-16.637; 14. Chris Ennis, 86, Ennis-16.752; 15. Jeff Sibley, 18, Watt-17.008; 16. Trent Carter, 13, Carter-17.019; 17. Matt Day, 97, Day-17.282; 18. Ryan Bernal, 73, Ford-NT.

 

FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Faria, 2. Carlile, 3. R.Vander Weerd, 4. Liggett, 5. Barnes, 6. Carter. NT

 

SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ennis, 2. Kaeding, 3. Ferris, 4. Hendricks, 5. Niemela, 6. Day. NT

 

THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bernal, 2. Hawkins, 3. Kirkbride, 4. J.Vander Weerd, 5. Sibley, 6. Howell. NT.

 

DASH: (6 laps) 1. J.Vander Weerd, 2. R.Vander Weerd, 3. Niemela, 4. Faria, 5. Kaeding, 6. Liggett, 7. Kirkbride, 8. Ferris. NT

 

FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Richard Vander Weerd, 2. Ryan Bernal, 3. Jace Vander Weerd, 4. Markus Niemela, 5. Bud Kaeding, 6. Danny Faria Jr., 7. Dennis Howell, 8. Rusty Carlile, 9. Trent Carter, 10. Andy Ferris, 11. Tom Hendricks, 12. Jeff Sibley, 13. Kevin Barnes, 14. Matt Day, 15. Marty Hawkins, 16. Chris Ennis, 17. Ricky Kirkbride, 18. Austin Liggett. NT

 

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**Bernal flipped during qualifications. Liggett and Ennis flipped during the feature.

 

FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 R. Vander Weerd.

 

NEW USAC WEST COAST SPRINT CAR POINTS: 1-Bernal-263, 2-Kaeding-242, 3-R.Vander Weerd-238, 4-J.Vander Weerd-232, 5-Faria-216, 6-Niemela-177, 7-Carlile-164, 8-Kirkbride-152, 9-Liggett-139, 10-Ennis-130.

 

NEXT USAC WEST COAST SPRINT RACE: April 20 – Tulare (CA) Thunderbowl Raceway

 

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