Bernal Tops Bud Stanfield Memorial


SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Ryan Bernal won the 32nd annual Bud Stanfield Memorial sprint car race Saturday night at Santa Maria Raceway.

The event was co-sanctioned by the USAC West Coast Sprint Car Series and the Santa Maria 360 Sprints.

Bernal took the lead from Tanner Thorson on lap 11 and led the remainder of the 30-lap race for the traditional non-winged sprint cars.

Thorson finished second, with Tristan Guardino, Danny Faria Jr. and Austin Liggett rounding out the top five.

The finish:

Ryan Bernal, Tanner Thorson, Tristan Guardino, Danny Faria Jr., Austin Liggett, Shannon McQueen, Trent Carter, Koen Shaw, Ryan Stolz, Ricky Kirkbride, Steve Hix, Britton Bock, Austin Ervine, James Herrera, Jordan Linson, Ryan Timmons, Matt Day, Kaleb Montgomery.