Bernal Completes Sweeping Weekend


TULARE, Calif. – Fresh off a victory at Ocean Speedway in USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Series competition on Friday, Ryan Bernal collected his second-straight victory during Saturday’s USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series feature at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Markus Niemela led the opening 15 rounds of the feature, but Bernal would not be denied. He chased down Niemela and took the lead for good on lap 16 of the 30-lap feature.

Richard Vander Weerd finished second, followed by Niemela, Marty Hawkins and Rusty Carlile.

The finish:

Ryan Bernal, Richard Vander Weerd, Markus Niemela, Marty Hawkins, Rusty Carlile, Trent Carter, Dennis Howell, Danny Faria Jr., Jace Vander Weerd, Landon Hurst, Greg Alexander, Ricky Kirkbride, Jonathan Logan, Jim Richardson, Seth Hancock, Kevin Barnes.