Battle Of The Beach To Rutherford


VENTURA, Calif. — After mechanical issues sidelined Ricky Lewis, Troy Rutherford led the last four laps to win the ARP Battle of the Beach Race #2 at Ventura Raceway.

Racing his No. 11 Trench Shoring / Grimes Rock Maxim, Rutherford became the sixth different driver to win a USAC West Coast Sprint Car feature.

Brandon Wiley, Tanner Boul, hard charger Charlie Butcher, and Koen Shaw chased the former track champion to the checkered flags.

Butcher earned the night’s Saldana Racing Products Hard Charger Award / Best Passing Job honors with a fourth place run from sixteenth. Ryan Timmons scored the Wilwood Disc Brakes “Lucky 13 Award” with a thirteenth place finish.

Earlier in the program, Timmons claimed his second career Woodland Auto Display Fast Time Award by posting a time of 12.174 over the 21-car roster.

The finish:

Troy Rutherford, Brandon Wiley, Tanner Boul, Charlie Butcher, Koen Shaw, Rick Hendrix, Will Perkins, Bruce Doublass, Austin Ervine, Cody Majors, Steve Hix, Joey Bishop, Ryan Timmons, Ricky Lewis, Ricky Kirkbride, Gage Rucker, Austin Williams, Ryan Stolz, Tristan Guardino, Hannah Mayhew, Slater Helt.