Bernal Sweeps California USAC Weekend


TULARE, Calif. – Ryan Bernal completed a weekend sweep of the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series and USAC Western Classic Sprint Car Series co-sanctioned events Saturday night at Thunderbowl Raceway.

Bud Kaeding led the opening 21 laps at the third-mile dirt oval before Nic Faas took command on lap 22. Faas was only able to stay in front for two laps as Bernal charged to the front to take the lead on lap 24. Bernal, who set fast time, stayed at the front for the remainder of the 30-lap feature.

Danny Faria Jr. finished second, followed by Markus Niemela, Matt Mitchell and Jace Vander Weerd.

The finish:

Ryan Bernal, Danny Faria Jr., Markus Niemela, Matt Mitchell, Jace Vander Weerd, Marty Hawkins, Austin Liggett, D.J. Johnson, Austin Stone, Bud Kaeding, Chris Ennis, Troy Rutherford, Dennis Howell, Kyle Hirst, Richard Vander Weerd, Nic Faas, Scott Hall, T.J. Smith, Jeff Sibley, Landon Hurst, Michael Faccinto, Colby Copeland.